The first batch of Chinese government’s foreign aid to Pakistan

The first batch of Chinese government's foreign aid to Pakistan

On February 1, Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi delivered a speech at the vaccine handover ceremony at nurhan Air Force Base near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The first batch of new vaccines for foreign aid from the Chinese government was officially handed over to Pakistan at Nur Khan Air Force Base near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, on January 1. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Tian

Xinhua news agency, Islamabad, February 1 (reporter Li Hao, Liu Tian) – the first batch of new vaccines for foreign aid from the Chinese government was officially handed over to Pakistan at nurhan Air Force Base near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, on January 1.

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Qureshi said at the vaccine handover ceremony that Pakistan is the first country for the Chinese government to provide new vaccine assistance to foreign countries. He expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government and people for extending a helping hand again when Pakistan needs it.

The first batch of Chinese government's foreign aid to Pakistan

This is the scene of the vaccine handover ceremony on February 1 at nurhan Air Force Base near Islamabad, Pakistan. The first batch of new vaccines for foreign aid from the Chinese government was officially handed over to Pakistan at Nur Khan Air Force Base near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, on January 1. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Tian

Nongrong, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, said at the handover ceremony that the batch of vaccines provided by China to Pakistan is not only a medical material urgently needed by the Pakistani people, but also a vivid embodiment of the “iron rod” friendship between China and Pakistan. This is the first batch of vaccine aid provided by the Chinese government to the outside world, and it is also a concrete measure to implement the Chinese leaders’ Declaration on vaccine as an important global public product.

Nongrong also said that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, and China will continue to contribute to epidemic prevention and control, economic recovery and social development in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s special assistant to the prime minister in charge of national health services, Faisal Sudan, said on the 1st that the batch of vaccines assisted by China will first be provided to front-line medical staff for vaccination.

A total of 546428 confirmed cases, 11683 deaths and 501252 cured cases were reported in Pakistan, according to the Ministry of health.

[correction] [editor in charge: Jiao Peng]

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