Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu – Photo: REUTERS
In a statement on September 14, Mr. Motegi said that Vietnam will receive another 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca.
According to Reuters news agency, Taiwan, Thailand and Brunei will also receive vaccine aid from Japan from these 1.3 million doses. Taiwan will receive an additional 500,000 doses of the vaccine, Thailand will receive 300,000 doses and Brunei will receive 100,000 doses.
It is not clear when this aid will be distributed to the countries on the list of recipients.
Foreign Minister Motegi said that Japan has donated more than 23 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine produced in Japan to countries and territories in South Asia and the Pacific region.
Japan has also donated US$1 billion and 30 million doses of vaccine to the COVAX fair vaccine access mechanism.
Up to now, Japan has donated to Vietnam a total of more than 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Before the batch of 400,000 doses mentioned above, today September 3, Foreign Minister Motegi announced that Japan has decided to provide additional aid 440,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for countries and territories, including Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan.