The foreign minister has confirmed that Hungary has dispatched 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Cape Verde.
During an official visit to the country, off the west coast of Africa, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the delivery is enough to inoculate 50,000 people. He added that Hungary has stocked enough vaccines for all Hungarians registered for the jab, and is ready and able to help those in need.
The minister said the shipment would help Cape Verde, “a strategic partner of Hungary, to restart its economy and tourism in particular, its most important sector from Hungary’s point of view." “It is important to provide real help to African countries to avoid new waves of migrants making their way to Europe, which would pose a security risk,” he added.