Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that Serbia wants to help neighboring countries with the coronavirus vaccination process, recalling that President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev agreed for Serbia to help out North Macedonia with 8,000 doses, according to reports by MIA from Belgrade.
As the Prime Minister of Serbia explained to Happy TV, the Serbian government’s quest to help the countries of the region was mandated by President Aleksandar Vucic, explaining that “if our citizens are vaccinated and our neighborhood does not have a vaccine and is not be happy, we cannot progress either. ”
Brnabic expressed confidence that the vaccine from the EU would arrive not only to Serbia but the entire Balkan region, recalling how difficult the situation is in the fight for vaccines.
“Serbia is also helping to provide vaccines in North Macedonia, and we have offered the possibility to the neighboring country’s doctors in the so-called red zones to come to Serbia and get vaccinated here,” Brnabic said.
Regarding Albania, Brnabic said the country’s Prime Minister (Edi Rama) said that they had received 975 vaccines, which amounts to half the number of people who can be vaccinated, without even naming the donor country except from saying that they had arrived from some EU Member State.
“The vaccine race is long; this can turn into a problem. It is not just the purchase and delivery of the vaccines; registration is also required, as well as a vaccination plan,” Brnabic said.
Finally, Brnabic expressed her belief that it is not possible to introduce a COVID-19 certificate for two reasons; for one, because it would result in vast disparities; secondly, because Germany and France, which are important EU countries without which this decision can not be approved, objected the proposal for a COVID-19 certificate. /ibna