China's COVID-19 vaccine has been shipped to Mongolia, Thailand, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Belarus, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Dominica, Bolivia, Hungary and other countries. Heads of state and government of many nations have personally welcomed the Chinese vaccines at the airport.
Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario extended warm greetings to the Chinese government and people on behalf of Mozambique. He said that in the joint fight against the epidemic China has shown brotherly friendship with the Mozambican people, and he thanked the Chinese government and people for their support.
Peruvian Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez said that her country was delighted to receive the Chinese vaccine, which will help the country fight against the pandemic.
Dominican Vice-President Raquel Peña gave thanks for China's valuable support and assistance, and said the vaccine will certainly provide an important guarantee for an early victory against the pandemic in Dominica.
Peña said political leaders from many countries believe that China has taken steps to provide foreign aid and vaccines, even when it is in need of the vaccine itself, and that this fully demonstrates the great importance that China attaches to the lives, safety and health of people around the world. The vaccine provided by China has saved lives and written a chapter of cooperation between China and the international community in the fight against the pandemic. China has played a praiseworthy role in the global anti-pandemic effort.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha expressed great appreciation to China for sending Thailand its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, with many more shipments planned for the future.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Hungary is able to start getting vaccines from China and he said he hoped to be vaccinated as soon as possible. More people will be vaccinated in the future, which gives Hungary hope, he added.
Sierra Leone's Acting Minister of Health and Sanitation, Anthony Augustine Sandi, said a friend in need is a friend indeed. China is Sierra Leone's true friend. During the pandemic, each country has had its own problems and challenges and the COVID-19 vaccine from China has helped his country a lot, Sandi said. He also expressed great appreciation for all China has done for Sierra Leone.