China to provide 100m vaccine doses, envoy tells president

Published August 10, 2021
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong calls on President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday. — Photo courtesy PID website
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong calls on President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday. — Photo courtesy PID website

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi was apprised on Monday that China would provide 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan by the end of this year.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, during a meeting with the president, informed Dr Alvi that China would provide six million doses of vaccine this week, while 100m more doses would be provided by the end of the year, said an official press release issued by the Presidency.

During the meeting, Pakistan and China reaffirmed their resolve to further boost bilateral cooperation in various fields for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Both sides emphasised the need for making collective efforts to promote peace, prosperity and development in the region.

The meeting also underlined the need for enhancing cooperation in the field of information technology.

Speaking on the occasion, the president said that China and Pakistan enjoyed excellent relations and the “All-weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” between the two countries would further take the bilateral relationship to new heights.

He said that the two time-tested friends had always stood by each other through thick and thin.

Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2021

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