China to send 6 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 21: China is going to send the second batch of 600,000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.
The announcement came just nine days after the first batch of 500,000 doses arrived as a gift.
China says the move fully reflects the fact that it attaches great importance to friendly relations between the two countries.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen on Friday.
At the request of Bangladesh, it was announced that China would provide second batch vaccine to Bangladesh.
According to the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, China pays close attention to the latest epidemic situation in Bangladesh.
At this critical time in Bangladesh's fight against the epidemic, China is concerned about the urgent need for vaccines from its Bangladeshi friends and has overcome the huge demand for domestic and foreign orders and the shortage of vaccines, it said.
China says the arrival of the second batch of vaccines will certainly help the Bangladesh government and people build a strong line of defense against the epidemic.
In the future, China is willing to provide necessary assistance to Bangladesh and South Asian countries to fight epidemics, deepen anti-epidemic cooperation with Bangladesh and effectively protect the health and safety of the people of the two countries.