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Poland donates 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to North Macedonia

20.11.2021 13:00
Poland has donated 200,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to North Macedonia to help it battle the coronavirus pandemic, officials have said.
Polish President and First Lady during their visit to North Macedonia
Polish President and First Lady during their visit to North MacedoniaPhoto: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

The shipment was officially handed over on Friday, during Polish President's visit to Skopje.

President Andrzej Duda was accompanied by First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, who was quoted by the president's office as saying that tackling the pandemic is only possible with international cooperation.

In recent months, Poland has shipped COVID-19 vaccines to countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Norway, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well as Egypt, Vietnam, Taiwan, Kenya and Australia.

Earlier this autumn, the Polish foreign ministry said that Poland had "adequate supplies of vaccines to meet domestic needs, but also to share with foreign partners in need."

It added at the time that its vaccine donations were "a symbolic expression of support and solidarity with countries struggling with the pandemic."

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison in mid-August thanked Poland for sharing 1 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines with his country "on a not-for-profit basis."


Source: PAP