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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday said that China has promised to provide 500,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan by the end of this month January 31.
Speaking to the journalists in the federal capital, FM Qureshi said the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi counterpart offered Islamabad to send an airplane and airlift the vaccines in good faith.
Moreover, Qureshi further told his Chinese counterpart that Pakistan needs 1.1 million doses of the vaccine taking into consideration the country’s population.
The Chinese leader also promised to ensure the delivery of the required quantity of the medicine by the end of next month, FM said.
While appreciating the gesture from China, the foreign minister wrote on his official Twitter handle:
Always great to speak to my friend, His Excellency FM Wang Yi. With encouraging results of Chinese vaccine and our historic relationship, Pakistan has approved emergency use authorisation of SinoPharm. Indeed 🇵🇰 greatly appreciates the 500,000 doses of the vaccine gifted by 🇨🇳.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) January 21, 2021