India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expresses satisfaction over the vaccination situation in Bangladesh
New Delhi, July 16: Although India has stopped supplying the coronavirus vaccine, Delhi is happy with the current improved vaccination situation in Bangladesh. India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made the remarks during a meeting with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the Uzbekistan's capital city Tashkent on Thursday (July 15).
The two ministers are in Tashkent to attend an international conference on "Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities".
A statement from the Foreign Ministry said, "We urge the resumption of various structural cooperation if the situation improves."
"Happy to meet with Bangladesh FM Dr AK Abdul Momen on the sidelines of the Tashkent Connectivity Conference. A good opportunity to review the progress in our ties, including its connectivity aspects," Jaishankar said in a tweet.
Happy to meet with Bangladesh FM Dr AK Abdul Momen on the sidelines of the Tashkent Connectivity Conference. A good opportunity to review the progress in our ties, including its connectivity aspects. pic.twitter.com/PyqTBDxId3— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 15, 2021
The two ministers discussed bilateral and regional connectivity, Covid-19 and vaccines, Rohingya and other cooperation. Jaishankar expressed satisfaction over the improvement in the vaccination situation in Bangladesh. The two sides also reaffirmed their commitment to enhance cooperation in various fields.
Despite an agreement to receive three crore (30 million) Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), Bangladesh received only seven million doses, as the Covid-19 situation worsened in the neighbouring country, forcing the company to stop export.