The foreign minister said Hungary's authorities are ready to implement a vaccination campaign as soon as large quantities are delivered.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, Péter Szijjártó said Hungary would not wait for the “centralized Brussels procurement system” to ensure the necessary amount of vaccines, and the country would make its own decisions instead.
“Despite the failure of the Brussels vaccine procurement system, some Brussels bureaucrats are busy attacking countries looking for other sources,” Minister Szijjártó said, adding that Hungary in in favor of EU cooperation regarding the Russian coronavirus vaccine.
The minister called on the EU to say why its preferred manufacturer delivered more vaccines to the United States, Britain and Israel than to EU countries. Also, he said the EU should say why the AstroZeneca jab distributed in large quantities in the UK was still not approved in Europe.