Vietnam thanks China for Covid vaccine donation

By Anh Ngoc   August 24, 2021 | 11:10 pm PT
Vietnam thanks China for Covid vaccine donation
A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine shot in HCMC's Thu Duc City, August 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam thanked China Tuesday for assisting the nation's Covid-19 fight with two million doses of vaccine against the disease.

In a meeting with Chinese ambassador Xiong Bo in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said he wished Vietnam and China will strengthen exchanges and bilateral cooperation, including cooperation in the Covid-19 fight.

A press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said that the PM thanked China for its valuable and timely support with a donation of two million Covid-19 vaccine doses, saying it showcased the cooperative spirit between the two countries.

He also wished that China continues its support for Vietnam by providing more vaccine doses, transferring production technology for vaccines as well as drugs for Covid-19 treatment; and sharing experiences in fighting the pandemic.

Xiong Bo said China values its relationship with Vietnam and was willing to consider supporting Vietnam with more Covid-19 vaccine doses in the future.

Vietnam has vaccinated around 17.6 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 1.9 million people have been fully vaccinated.

The country aims to vaccinate 70 percent of its 96 million population by next year.

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