A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in Conakry, capital of Guinea, on March 3.
Chinese Ambassador to Guinea Huang Wei, Guinean Foreign Minister Ibrahima Khalil Kaba and Guinean Health Minister Remy Lamah attended the handover ceremony of the vaccines held at the airport.
Huang said that the COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading and vaccines are an effective "weapon" for mankind against it. Although the global vaccine supply is currently tight and China itself has huge domestic demand, the country has made every effort to promote the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries.
China hopes that the vaccines will help Guinea's people overcome the pandemic at an early date, said Huang.
On behalf of the Guinean president, government and people, Kaba expressed heartfelt thanks to the Chinese leadership, government and people.
Kaba said that the Guinean president lately asked China for vaccine provision, and China responded actively by providing Guinea with the donation at the earliest time. This was an effective means and injected strong power for the Guinean government to protect their people’s health and safety.
He said he believes that Guinea will eventually overcome the pandemic with the help and support from China.