Hungary will donate 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca covid vaccine to Bangladesh to support that country’s immunisation drive, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in a video published on Facebook on Wednesday.
Szijjártó said 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.
Szijjártó noted that the vaccine donation was “the second largest ever” Hungary had made so far.
Concerning bilateral ties, Szijjártó noted “especially good” political and economic cooperation.
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