Contrary to Anutin, US says supply of vaccines awaits Thailand

In a meeting with Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, founder of the new Thai Sang Thai Party, US Senator Tammy Duckworth acknowledged that she is pushing for extra vaccine donations from the US to Thailand, however that Thailand has but to collect 1 million Pfizer vaccines ready for them now.
The dialog happened in Washington DC on Wednesday. Duckworth was born in Thailand and has incessantly advocated for her home country, together with being instrumental in the donation of 2.5 million Pfizer vaccines agreed upon earlier this yr.
At the end of July Thailand received 1.5 million Pfizer vaccines from the US with a second delivery of 1 million pending. Duckworth stated she deliberate on advocating for more vaccines to be donated however her arms are tied as Thai officials haven’t responded to verify the pending donation.
“All I can let you know is that I’ve been advocating for Thailand to get extra vaccines … and Thailand has 1,000,000 doses waiting to go. But as a end result of Thailand has not finished the paperwork … I know I told the ambassador a month ago that it needs to be completed. Efficient mentioned OK, they’re going to work on it.”

The US authorities has apparently been sitting on the 1 million vaccines awaiting Thailand’s response. Thailand needs to ship official documents declaring their intention to simply accept the vaccine donation from the US, and till these papers are received the Pfizer vaccines from the United States can’t be delivered.
Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul has disputed these claims, saying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handles the paperwork protocol and responds to notifications from the US Embassy in Bangkok. Anutin claims that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not acquired any documentation from the United States.
They say that it is in reality Thailand that is waiting on the United States to submit paperwork and not, as Senator Duckworth claims, the United States waiting on Thailand to respond with affirmation paperwork..

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