The foreign minister said the World Health Organisation's decision last week to list the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use marks "the collapse of the liberal propaganda campaign launched against the jab".
During a break in a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said WHO’s approval of the jab created a new situation in the fight against the pandemic, ahead of the approaching global health meeting of G20 countries. “From now on, the campaign against the Sinopharm vaccine and countries that use it should be discontinued,” Minister Szijjártó said. “The extremely irresponsible policies that attempted to discourage tens or hundreds of thousands of people from getting vaccinated should also come to an end.”
“The WHO decision makes it clear that those who saw the Chinese vaccine as a geopolitical and ideological issue were wrong and those who saw it as a tool to save lives were right,” he said. The approval of Sinopharm has caused “serious confusion” in Brussels, Minister Szijjártó said, arguing that there were no longer any reasonable arguments to be made against the jab. He said the Chinese vaccine had helped guarantee the safety of hundreds of thousand Hungarians in recent months.