The Italian Government announces to give additional 796,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses aid to Vietnam through COVAX Facility. (Illustrative photo)

The Italian Government on September 21 announced its decision to provide an additional 796,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses for Vietnam via the COVAX Facility mechanism to help the country cope with COVID-19 pandemic.

This valuable and timely assistance reflects the solidarity of the Government and people of Italy towards Vietnam in a difficult period and a vivid proof of the long-term friendship relationship and the strategic partnership established since January 2013 of the two countries.

The above result is also brought about by the active campaigning process at all levels, especially at the high-level, including Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s letter to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi as well as efforts by the Government’s working group in charge of vaccine diplomacy, ministries, agencies and representative Vietnamese agencies in Italy over the past time.

Earlier, on September 14, Vietnam received 812,060 vaccine doses from Italy, serving its vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic./.

Compiled by BTA