Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said that China will provide half million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this month.
Talking to media in Islamabad, he said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a telephonic conversation, said that Pakistan can air lift the medicine.
FM Qureshi said that he told his Chinese counterpart that Pakistan requires 1.1 million doses of the vaccine in view of its large population.
He said that the Chinese side also promised to make available the required quantity of the medicine by the end of next month.
FM Qureshi said that China has also agreed to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan.
“The first cache of the vaccine is a grant from China to be provided to Pakistan free of cost as a goodwill gesture, added.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tweeted that with encouraging results of Chinese vaccine and our historic relationship, Pakistan has approved emergency use authorisation of SinoPharm.
Always great to speak to my friend, His Excellency FM Wang Yi. With encouraging results of Chinese vaccine and our historic relationship, Pakistan has approved emergency use authorisation of SinoPharm. Indeed ???????? greatly appreciates the 500,000 doses of the vaccine gifted by ????????.— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) January 21, 2021
FM Qureshi added that China has played an instrumental role in Pakistan’s fight against the deadly pathogen with technical assistance and medical expertise.
China has played an instrumental role in Pakistan’s fight against #COVID19 with technical assistance and medical expertise.January 21, 2021