Mongolia receives COVID-19 vaccines as assistance from ChinaSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The charter flight transporting 300 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine sent as assistance by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army landed at the Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport in Ulaanbaatar city yesterday night on February 22.
Ambassador of China to Mongolia Chai Wenrui and Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia S.Amarsaikhan participated in a special ceremony that was organized at the airport to hand over the vaccine.
Deputy PM S.Amarsaikhan said, “I express my sincere gratitude to the Government of the PRC and the people of China for donating 300 thousand doses of vaccine on behalf of the Government of Mongolia and the Mongolian people. Since the start of the COVID-19 infection, Mongolia and China have mutually given material as well as emotional support, becoming a model example of how neighbouring countries are able to cooperate in overcoming difficulties. It must be noted that the assistance given by the Government of China and the people of China including medical tools and equipment such as face masks, PPE, and testing equipment have served as significant support in Mongolia’s fight against the pandemic. I am confident that the vaccines being given as assistance this time will bring our fight against the pandemic to a new level, yielding results in a short amount of time.”
Noting that China and Mongolia are friendly neighbours, Ambassador Chai Wenrui said that the two countries have assisted one another since the start of the pandemic, joining forces in the healthcare field. He then continued on to say, “The demand and supply of vaccines is currently a pressing issue worldwide. Despite the current difficulties, assistance of 300 thousand vaccines are being given to Mongolia without a second thought. This event clearly depicts the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Mongolia as well as the close friendship between the people of the two countries. I am confident that the vaccines will assist more effectively in fighting against the pandemic. China is ready to further cooperate in infection control and jointly overcoming the pandemic, working towards an even more effective partnership in all sectors.”
To fight against the pandemic, the Government of Mongolia is currently organizing measures to import vaccines from abroad, and plans to involve 60 percent of the population in vaccination.