The foreign minister said Hungary is delivering 100,000 jabs of coronavirus vaccine to the Czech Republic to accelerate their vaccination rollout.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said in a message posted on Facebook that the number of people inoculated in Hungary will soon reach 5.5 million, and the country has enough vaccines, so the Hungarian government can help others who aren’t doing as well. Meanwhile, Hungary is also donating 200,000 coronavirus vaccine doses each to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to Montenegro.
During a meeting of the Visegrad Group and representatives of the Western Balkans held at Rogalin Castle, in western Poland, on Monday, Minister Szijjartó noted interdependence between central Europe and the Western Balkans in areas such as security, the handling of migration, trade and health. “We’ve done all we can to ensure the health and safety of the Hungarian people,” he said, adding that 5.5 million Hungarians will have been fully vaccinated in the coming days.
The minister added that Hungary’s neighbors should be ensured a proper level of protection, adding that the better protected Hungary’s neighbors are, the safer the country will be. The Sinopharm vaccines will be delivered to the two countries in July, the minister said, adding that the Chinese jab has been approved in all Western Balkan countries and had proven effective in Hungary.