She says the World Health Organisation is also not assisting by not giving guidance on its position with Sputnik.
Mapisa-Nqakula was addressing the 7th BRICS Parliamentary Forum at the 143rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Madrid in Spain on Saturday.
She is leading the South African delegation at the five-day IPU meeting which kicked off on Friday.
“It is not just certain countries. There is an agenda of isolating Sputnik as a vaccine because we’ll hear every now and then that there is more information which is required from the Russians which they must provide in order for the World Health Organisation to finalise this matter.”
“So some the countries are not getting this Sputnik because really you’re not getting the clear voice and clear guidance from the World Health Organisation as to exactly what the position is on Sputnik. And the tendency is therefore for some countries to say that we’ll be guided by the World Health Organisation,” says Mapisa-Nqakula.
Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula currently presiding over the #IPU143 debate on “Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Overcoming division & building community”. She’s leading a Parliament delegation to IPU in Madrid, Spain pic.twitter.com/gMWZy40kMG
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