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    The United States will donate 1 million Pfizer vaccines to Paraguay

    The US Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, announced the donation of one million Pfizer vaccines to Paraguay that are expected to arrive in the South American country in “a few weeks.”

    This Monday, the United States confirmed that in the coming weeks 1 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Paraguay as part of the US power’s aid package to the rest of the world in the framework of the fight against the pandemic.

    This was ratified by the US Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, who met this Monday with the President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, in a meeting that lasted about an hour, and then with the Foreign Minister, Euclides Acevedo, at a work table to discuss the bilateral agenda.

    After these meetings, Nuland and Acevedo held a press conference in which the North American official confirmed the shipment of 1 million doses of Pfizer to the Latin American country.

    Nuland arrived at the Government Palace along with a large delegation, including Acting Under Secretary of State for the US Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung, and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, Daniel Erikson.

    The US delegation spoke at the presidential headquarters, in downtown Asuncion, with some members of the Executive, such as Acevedo and the Minister of Defense, Bernardino Soto Estigarribia.

    Presidency recalled through their social networks that during this meeting “bilateral and regional issues” would be reviewed.

    The central theme of Nuland’s agenda in Paraguay is the coronavirus pandemic, which has left just over 12,500 deaths in the South American country.

    Nuland’s agenda also includes talks on trade, investment, security, and defense, according to the Foreign Ministry statement.

    Last April, the customs agencies of the United States and Paraguay signed an agreement to secure the borders of this country in order to combat transnational crimes, smuggling, and terrorism, with the implementation of the ATS-G Automated Global Targeting System program.

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