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First Batch of China's Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccines Arrives in Thailand

On February 24, the first batch of China's Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccines successfully arrived at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport Bangkok. Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Anutin Charnveerakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Finance, Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, Mr. Satit Pitutacha, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Mr. Santi Promphat, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Mr. Yang Xin, Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand were present at the ceremony at the airport.

In his speech, Prime Minister Prayut said that today is a historic moment to welcome the first batch of China's COVID-19 vaccines and appreciate China for its valuable support. At present, all countries in the world are in urgent need of COVID-19 vaccines. The Thai Government will do its best to do the relevant work and strive to provide vaccines for the people of the whole country. In the next stage, it will continue to purchase vaccines from China. The quality of the first batch of vaccines arriving in Thailand is reliable. After relevant preparations are completed, they will be used in batches according to the recommendations of the pandemic administration center.

Charge d'Affaires Yang Xin said that the successful arrival of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines in Thailand is another important progress in the anti-pandemic cooperation between China and Thailand. The 200,000 doses Chinese vaccines delivered to Thailand today are the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines exported from China to Thailand and the first kind of COVID-19 vaccines Thailand has imported. Therefore, Thailand has become the first ASEAN country to purchase and vaccinate Chinese vaccines on a large scale. The deepening of China-Thailand vaccine cooperation is a concrete manifestation of China's active implementation of President Xi Jinping's announcement of the COVID-19 vaccines as an important declaration of global public goods. It is a concrete manifestation of China's efforts to promote the building of a global community of health for all. It is also a concrete manifestation of the relationship as close as one family between China and Thailand. At present, the pandemic is still spreading in the world. Strengthening the prevention and control of the pandemic and promoting economic recovery are the top priorities for all countries, including China and Thailand. It is believed that China's vaccines will play a positive role in Thailand's fight against the pandemic. China is willing to further cooperate closely with Thailand to overcome the pandemic at an early date, promote China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and make greater progress in pragmatic cooperation in various fields.


Leaving the airport, Charge d'Affaires Yang Xin, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin and Minister of Transport Saksayam took a vehicle to the refrigerated warehouse together to unpack and display vaccines and learn about the next step of vaccine distribution and use.


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