Shipment of 525,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrives Cairo



Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 11:37 GMT


Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 11:37 GMT

CAIRO – 10 August 2021:  A shipment of 525,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived, Tuesday at Cairo International Airport from the Romanian government to Egypt.

The shipment comes as part of a tripartite agreement between the Ministry of Health and Population, the Romanian government and the “AstraZeneca” company, in light of the depth and interdependence of the close historical relations between the two countries.


Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Romanian Embassy in Cairo Constantin Robert Rosulescu reviewed Tuesday ways to enhance cooperation for combating Covid-19 and promoting access to vaccines.

During their meeting, Zayed thanked the Romanian government for supporting Egypt with 525,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, as part of a trilateral agreement involving AstraZeneca plc.

The two sides shared lessons learned during the two countries' fight against the pandemic, according to a statement by Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed.



Zayed briefed the Romanian official on Egypt's strategy to deal with the coronavirus outbreak from its outset, which contributed to maintaining low infection rates without detriment to economic stability.

She also highlighted the State's efforts to diversify vaccine sources by concluding new agreements with various countries and vaccine makers worldwide and cooperating with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX facility, which is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Meanwhile, Rosulescu affirmed his country's interest in a constant and fruitful cooperation with Egypt in all areas of mutual concern as a principal partner of Romania in the Middle East and Africa.




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