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Lithuania’s prospects for contributing to vaccine production discussed

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2021 04 28

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Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has had a remote meeting with European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, and has discussed Lithuania’s prospects for contributing to the EU’s efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccine production.

Commissioner Breton has presented the steps taken by the Commission to step up and increase COVID-19 vaccine production capacity, as well as to ensure a smooth supply of current vaccines to all the EU member states.

Prime Minister Šimonytė has emphasised that Lithuania could contribute to the joint EU efforts to find solutions for the production of larger quantities of vaccines.

‘We have a world-class biotechnology industry with particularly strong scientific and research potential. I have no doubt that Lithuania’s scientists, companies, and new partnerships could contribute to the EU’s efforts to ensure higher production of vaccines,’ said Šimonytė.

The importance of objective information on vaccination and the plans for a European Green Certificate have also been discussed during the meeting.

The Prime Minister has invited the Commissioner to pay a visit to Lithuania in the near future.