Hungary will donate 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to Bangladesh to support that country’s immunization drive.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said in a video published on Facebook on Wednesday that Hungary had “many million doses” in reserve, facilitating that “everybody could receive their first, second, or even third shot”. “We can also help others … the faster the vaccination drive in other countries, the safer we ourselves are,” the minister said. He said it was especially important in terms of countries with a large population and from which many visits were made to Europe. Minister Szijjártó noted that the vaccine donation was “the second largest ever” Hungary had made so far. Concerning bilateral ties, the minister noted “especially good” political and economic cooperation.
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