British Defense Minister Ben Wallace warned on Sunday that it would be “counterproductive” to block the export of AstraZeneca, as the chairman of the European Commission threatened yesterday if the European Union does not get its supplies first.
“The European Union knows that the rest of the world sees the way the Commission behaves,” Wallace told SkyNews Television.
“If contracts and commitments are broken, it would be very detrimental to a commercial block that respects the law (“).
He assured that it would be “responsive”. Underlining the collaborative nature of vaccine production that encompasses many countries in the world, the Minister warned that this would “not only compromise the prospects of a proper vaccination program for its citizens, but also in other countries of the world, and This will cause harm. ” Reputation of the European Union. “
The minister announced in an interview with the BBC, “An attempt to divide or erect walls will harm EU and UK citizens.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday threatened to block AstraZeneca’s export of the coronavirus vaccine if the EU does not receive the previously promised doses.
“We have the option to suspend planned exports. This is our message to AstraZeneca: Please honor the contract with Europe before we start supply. [dosis] For other countries, “the official said in an interview with the German press group Funke.
The chairman of the European Commission recalled that the EU’s contract with AstraZeneca provides for the delivery of supplements produced in both the European Union and the UK.
Ursula von der Leyen argued, “We have not received anything from the British, while we have supplied them, the European Union had sent a” formal letter “to complain to the Swedish-British pharmaceutical group.
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