Riga, 2 February 2022 (TDI): Latvia has announced to donate thousands of vaccines to four countries in which are Bangladesh, Moldova, Tunisia, and Ukraine. The state will send AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

The Health Ministry of the country announced that 14,400 AstraZeneca doses will be donated to Tunisia and 150000 will be given to Bangladesh. Moreover, Moldova will receive 80,000, and 20,000 will be given to Ukraine.

As per the Latvian Foreign Policy, vaccine distribution is a priority along with ensuring stability in the neighboring states. This will be helpful for the protection of Latvian security interests as well as the promotion of cooperation with different states in the world.

The first-ever donation consignment of the vaccine doses by Latvia was in July last year. Besides, at the beginning of this year, Latvia donated thousands of vaccines to different countries which Albania (30,000), Benin (80,000), Egypt (11,5000), Georgia (83,070), Kenya (55,200), Moldova (30,000), Tunisia (49,800) and Vietnam (30,000) are included.

The donations have been made through the COVAX mechanism. So far, Latvia has donated 6,10,200 vaccine doses of AstraZeneca along with 10,5000 doses of the Janssen Vaccine. Indonesia has also received 48,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses in January from Latvia.

In addition, 84,000 doses have been sent to Algeria as well. Latvia is hopeful to promote an equal vaccination distribution mechanism to help overcome COVID-19 in the world.