China to give 6 lakh more vaccine doses as gift

Diplomatic Correspondent

22 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

China announced on Friday that they will provide Bangladesh with six lakh more Covid-19 vaccine doses as gift.

The announcement came when Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a telephone conversation with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the evening.

“China pays a close attention to the latest situation of the epidemic in Bangladesh,” said a press statement from the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka.

In the future, China is willing to provide necessary support for Bangladesh, it said.

“China is concerned about the urgent need for vaccine of Bangladeshi friends and overcomes the huge demand for domestic and foreign orders and the shortage of vaccine supply,” it reads.

On May 12, China provided Bangladesh with the first batch of 5 lakh doses of vaccine manufactured by Sinopharm.

China has made the announcement of giving the second batch to Bangladesh, which fully reflects that China attaches great importance to the friendly relations between the two countries, it said.

It is believed that the arrival of the second batch of Chinese gift vaccine will definitely help the Bangladesh government and people build a strong line of defense against the epidemic.

In the future, China is willing to provide the necessary support for Bangladesh and other South Asian countries to fight the epidemic, deepen anti-epidemic cooperation with Bangladesh, and effectively protect the health and life safety of the people of the two countries, the statement added.