POST TIME: 26 August, 2021 10:46:56 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 27 August, 2021 06:38:07 PM
Vaccine sharing: Dhaka wants EU to be more generous
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Vaccine sharing: Dhaka wants EU to be more generous

The European Union (EU) should be more generous in sharing Covid-19 vaccines with others who need them badly, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Thursday.

Although the EU talks much about human rights, it cares little about it when it comes to vaccine sharing, he said.

"We expect the EU to be more generous," the minister told reporters while referring to the fact that European countries are letting thousands of Covid-19 vaccine doses expire.

However, Dr Momen said Bangladesh will soon receive more vaccine doses from the US.

The country will receive 10 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine on August 30.

Also, the foreign minister said he will leave Dhaka on August 28 to attend a series of programmes in Geneva, Switzerland, the Netherlands and hold important meetings in London during his stopover there.

On the Afghanistan issue, Dr Momen said Bangladesh is keeping close tabs on the situation and the Bangladesh Embassy in Uzbekistan is in touch with Bangladeshis who are willing to return.

Talking about his recent South Sudan and South Africa visit, the minister said it was very useful and successful.