Abstract : Two batches of vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm arrived here on Tuesday to support the country's fight against COVID-19.
the Sinopharm vaccines donated by China at the Rafic Hariri
International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, April 6, 2021. Two batches of
Sinopharm vaccines donated by China arrived in Lebanon on Tuesday.
(Photo by Bilal Jawich/Xinhua)
BEIRUT, April 6 (Xinhua) — Two batches of vaccines developed by
Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm arrived here on Tuesday to support
the country’s fight against COVID-19.
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said that China offered the
two batches of vaccines for the Lebanese government and army, which
shows the deep friendship between the Chinese and Lebanese governments,
armies, and peoples.
It is believed that the Chinese vaccines will play a positive role in
strengthening Lebanon’s ability to prevent and control the pandemic,
Wang said during a press conference held at the Rafic Hariri
For his part, Lebanese Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan said
that the vaccines will be allocated to the Lebanese army, customs,
social security, and different public departments and ministries.
“China’s vaccine donation will help people in Lebanon to return gradually to their normal lives,” Hassan said.
He also thanked China for making this donation despite the challenges facing the country in fighting against the pandemic.
Meanwhile, General Elias el-Chamiyeh, who represented Lebanese Armed
Forces Commander Joseph Aoun, said that the donation shows immense
support for the Lebanese army by protecting its soldiers from the
El-Chamiyeh said that China has been committed to boosting
cooperation between the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Chinese army.
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