Malaysia gets 415 thousand doses of AZ vaccine from UK

Malaysia gets 415 thousand doses of AZ vaccine from UK

The Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the UK government's willingness to donate 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The commitment was conveyed by the UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development, Dominic Raab, on Wednesday (28/7).

"On behalf of the Malaysian Government, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my colleague Dominic Raab and the UK Government for this generous contribution to Malaysia's National Covid-19 Immunization Program," Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in Putrajaya, Wednesday.

While communicating with Raab, Hussein expressed his hope that this contribution will help Malaysia in alleviating the ongoing pandemic situation. He said the vaccine from the UK would help intensify the daily vaccination rate of Malaysia's ongoing National Covid-19 Immunization Programme.

"This is a symbol of our longstanding and strong relationship that will further strengthen cooperation bilaterally and at various other levels," he said.

Malaysia really appreciates the invaluable support provided by the UK. Hussein believes that the two countries can work together on many productive efforts to weather the storms of the Covid-19 pandemic towards a meaningful recovery.

"This also includes collaborative reciprocal vaccination arrangements and reciprocal travel bubbles," he said.