PUTRAJAYA SEPT. 29: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has decided to contribute an additional of one million doses of CoronaVac COVID-19 (Sinovac) vaccine to Malaysia on the basis of deep friendship between the two countries and the peoples.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, earlier in July 2021, the PRC Government had donated 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines to help the Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
“The decision to contribute the Sinovac vaccines to Malaysia was conveyed by the State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi this morning via a phone call conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah,” the ministry’s statement said here today.
The statement said, Malaysia and China have been working together hand in hand since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese showed solidarity with Malaysia by donating medical supplies such as face masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators distributed through government and private channels besides sending a team of health experts from Guangzhou to share their experiences and best practices in patient and data management.
“Meanwhile Malaysia had also contributed USD1 million, 18 million pieces of rubber gloves, and 15 tonnes of food items to China during the initial outbreak in Wuhan,” the statement added.
The statement said, both Foreign Ministers reaffirmed the commitment of both nations towards closer cooperation and enhancing bilateral ties. Malaysia and China will continue to expand bilateral cooperation into new areas especially in new technology and industries example digital economy and cyber security, for the mutual benefits of the peoples from both countries.
“Both Ministers also discussed the regional and international issues including the latest developments in South China Sea,” the statement said.-Malaysia World News