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Covid-19: Poland envoy hands over 3.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 10th November, 2021 06:45:31 PM
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Covid-19: Poland envoy hands over 3.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh

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The Government of Poland has provided 3.2 million AstraZeneca vaccines to the Government of Bangladesh on Wednesday (Nov 10) morning as a form of solidarity to the friendly country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Polish gesture covers a consignment contains 3272, 880 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (Oxford AstraZeneca) as well as their transport to Dhaka through their own arrangement.

Due to the size, the consignment is being sent in three batches. The first batch (1027,290 doses of vaccine) has arrived on Wednesday. The second batch (920,790 doses of vaccine) will arrive on Thursday (Nov 11) and the third one (1324,800 doses of vaccine) will arrive on November 14, said the Foreign Ministry.

Prof. Adam Burakowski, Ambassador of Poland to Dhaka (resident in New Delhi) handed over the token vaccine doses to Bangladesh side at a ceremony at the State Guesthouse Padma.

Lokman Hussain Mia, Senior Secretary of Health Services of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Rear Admiral (Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam, Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit received the token gifts from the Ambassador.

The Ambassador of Poland stated that the COVID vaccines are donation to the Government of Bangladesh by the Government of Poland as a gesture of friendship to Bangladesh.

He expressed hope that both the countries would soon be able to overcome the pandemic through shared efforts.

Khurshed Alam thanked the Government of Poland for standing by Bangladesh and mentioned that the friendly gesture would further strengthen the existing bilateral relationship between the friendly countries. Acting Foreign Secretary also appreciated the support of Poland in such a time when the Government of Bangladesh planned to inoculate its population.

Senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present during the handover ceremony.