Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Message Regarding India's First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

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KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan would like to express its sincere gratitude for the assistance and delivery of the first shipment of the COVID 19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) by Afghanistan's generous supporter and strategic partner, India.

The donation of five hundred thousand doses of vaccine to tackle the spread of Covid in Afghanistan in the current difficult circumstances is a strong sign of generosity and sincere cooperation of the Republic of India with the government and people of Afghanistan.

As a part of expanding cooperation between the two countries, the Covid relief assistance had been announced by India earlier on January 8 during a telephone call between Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar.

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