Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Malta Kote Surguladze said that the corresponding agencies in Malta communicate with the Embassy of Georgia concerning the issue of the coronavirus vaccine, and information by other sources are untrustworthy.
In Surguladze's words, the Embassy of Georgia launched consultations with Malta's corresponding agencies as early as December of 2020 on the corresponding vaccine doses for Georgia.
Surguladze added that vaccines were unavailable in Malta in December. "The Embassy keeps consultations with Malta. Honorable consul of Georgia to Malta, who is trying to get the required amount of vaccines from Malta via his sources, was involved in the negotiations from the very beginning," he said, adding that the corresponding decision will be notified to the embassy and the Georgian government, and all other information spread on this issue is mere speculation.
Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili said that the European Union member state Malta plans to provide developing countries with free vaccines. Saakashvili also stresses that the Georgian government must benefit from this opportunity in the shortest possible time.