Central Bank of Iran allocates funds to buy Indian COVID-19 vaccine

Finance Materials 24 February 2021 15:07 (UTC +04:00)
Central Bank of Iran allocates funds to buy Indian COVID-19 vaccine

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24


The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the allocation of foreign currency needed to purchase vaccines from India.

“In addition to providing the credit needed to import vaccines from previously announced countries, the foreign currency needed to buy vaccines from India was also provided today, on Wednesday,” CBI governor Abdul Nasser Hemmati said in a statement published on his Instagram account, Trend reports.

"Today, together with the relevant ministers, we participated in the second joint meeting of the Expediency Council commissions on FATF issues,” he said.

He went on to say that the representatives of government raised important reasons on the necessity of joining the FATF-related conventions.

So far, the only vaccine to have actually been approved and administered to Iranians has been Russia’s Sputnik V, which was imported earlier this month in limited doses and given to front-line healthcare workers.

At the same time, Iran is trying to import a variety of foreign vaccines, including the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, China’s Sinopharm, and India’s Bharat.

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