Covid-19 vaccines gifted by India handed over

Covid-19 vaccines gifted by India handed over

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 15:23 21 January 2021   Updated: 17:19 21 January 2021

1.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by India was handed over to the Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen

1.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by India was handed over to the Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen

India has handed over about 1.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. The vaccines were officially handed over by the Indian High Commission at the state guest house the Padma on Thursday afternoon.

The vaccines were officially handed over by Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Health Minister Dr. Zahid Maleque, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and other government officials were present. 

At the time, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen said, ‘Today is a historic day. The government of our neighboring country India has gifted us the vaccine. The Government of India stood by us during the Liberation War. Now they gave free vaccines. The contract vaccine will also arrive just in time. Many developed countries have not yet received the vaccine. There we got the vaccine earlier, so thank the Indian government.”

Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami said the gift was given as a result of our commitment to the neighboring country. India and Bangladesh will fight this pandemic together. This will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

At the time, Health Minister Dr. Zahid Maleque said, “Today that auspicious moment the vaccine has arrived in the country. We are all very happy. The Covid vaccine has arrived in our hands and has been currently stored.”

“Friendly countries help each other - this is proved again today. India helped us during the war, now India has helped us with vaccines even in epidemics. This vaccine proved the friendship between the two states,” he added.

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