Bangladesh seeks 20m vaccines from US: FM
Published: 02:46 PM, 6 May 2021 Updated: 06:16 PM, 6 May 2021
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen; File Photo
Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said 10 to 20 million vaccines have been sought from the United States.
He made the remarks while addressing reporters after a meeting with US Ambassador to Dhaka Earl Miller at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital on Thursday.
During this, Dr. AK Abdul Momen said the United States has an additional 70 million doses of vaccine. We asked for 10 to 20 million vaccines in a meeting with the US ambassador.
He added that efforts are being made to bring the vaccine as soon as possible. The US embassy will do its utmost to give the vaccine to Bangladesh. The United States is providing other equipment.
The Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that five lakh vaccines of China’s gift to Bangladesh would arrive on May 12. Bangladesh is also trying to collect vaccines commercially as well as gift vaccines from the country, he added.
“We know that the United States has 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Foreign Minister said on Tuesday.