Venezuela and Cuba have begun the process of creating the Vaccine Bank for the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).
“I was informed by the Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, who was in Cuba on an official visit and was received by President Díaz- Canel, the Prime Minister and by the Cuba-Venezuela cooperation commission, that we are creating a Vaccine Bank of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).”, said the Venezuelan Head of State, Nicolás Maduro Moros, during the inauguration of the National Ozone Scientific Center.
This initiative arose during the XVIII Virtual Summit of ALBA-TCP last December, in order to “satisfy the vaccine needs of all the countries of ALBA, Latin America and the Caribbean that we can help with the Vaccine Bank”, the President stressed.
It is a policy proposed by Venezuela, which seeks to end inequality, control and appropriation of vaccines against COVID-19. To date 95% of vaccines have fallen into the hands of 10 countries.