Mexico has donated one hundred thousand doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Belize. Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat received the donation over the weekend at the Philip Goldson International Airport. Minister Chebat described this donation as a gift that comes at the most opportune time.
Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness: “The successful completion of this process could not have been better timed as this donation today will bolster our ongoing vaccination program. The immediacy with which our call for support has been responded by Mexico has not slipped us and we are truly humbled that we are indeed the first country to be benefitting from Mexico’s generosity. The relationship between our countries is growing stronger and this latest act follows a long line of support from Mexico to Belize. The government and the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Belize recognizes the effort of our brother country and the importance of timely access to vaccines to mitigate the impact on families and communities by COVID19. We assure you that these hundred doses of vaccines provided to us by the President of Mexico His Excellency President Manuel Lopez Obrador and the people of Mexico will go a long way in helping our people to recover from this crisis.”
Mexico’s ambassador to Belize, Marta Zamaripa Rivas added that the donation came after a letter by the Prime Minister John Briceno to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Belize and Mexico are marking forty years of cordial diplomatic ties in September.