Nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Japan arrive in Vietnam

June 17, 2021 | 00:00
Nearly one million doses of VAEVRIA Intramuscular Injection (COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca Injection) donated by the Japanese government arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in the evening of June 16.
Nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Japan arrive in Vietnam
Nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Vietnam

Nguyen Thanh Long, Minister of Health, and Nguyen Minh Vu, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs were at the airport to receive the vaccines on behalf of the Vietnamese government. Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio was also present at the delivery.

Long said, “We are happy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Japanese government. This precious donation reflects good relations between the two governments and people, especially in the context of serious development of the pandemic and shortfall in the supply of vaccine globally.”

Nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Japan arrive in Vietnam
Representatives from Vietnam and Japan at the reception of the vaccine

"Vietnam pledges to use the vaccines in the most possible efficient and fastest manner. In the morning of June 17, the vaccine will be sent to Ho Chi Minh City to inoculate the population," he noted.

According to the Minister of Health, Vietnam is the first nation in Southeast Asia to receive COVID-19 vaccine donations from the Japanese government.

Yamada Takio emphasised that this is evidence for the deep friendship between the two nations. Japan hopes to unite with the international community, especially with Vietnam, to overcome the pandemic.

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