PUTRAJAYA: The United Kingdom (UK) government will contribute 415,000 doses of the UK manufactured AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia.
Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the announcement was made by Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab on 28th July 2021.
“On behalf of the government of Malaysia, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my counterpart Dominic Raab and the government of the United Kingdom for this generous contribution to Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).
“During my recent communication with Raab, he expressed his hope that this contribution would assist Malaysia in alleviating the prevailing pandemic situation.
This is the epitome of our long-standing and strong relationship that would further strengthen cooperation bilaterally and at various other levels,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.
The Senior Minister emphasized that Malaysia is highly appreciative of the invaluable support extended by the UK and believe that both countries could work together on many productive endeavours to weather the storm of this pandemic towards meaningful recovery.
Hishammuddin added, this also includes collaboration on reciprocal vaccination arrangement and reciprocal travel bubble.
“This contribution will assist in intensifying the daily vaccination rate of the ongoing Malaysia’s National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP),” Hishammuddin said. –Malaysia World News