JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Over one million Cuban-made Abdala COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Hanoi

Over one million Cuban-made Abdala COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Hanoi

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 12:03 GMT+7
Over one million Cuban-made Abdala COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Hanoi
The batch of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Hanoi along with more than one million Cuban-made Abdala COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday night, following his working trip to Cuba and the United States.

President Phuc landed at Noi Bai International Airport at around 9:00 pm, concluding his official visit to Cuba and trip to the U.S. to attend the high-level general debate of the United Nations General Assembly and bilateral activities in New York from September 18 to 24.

A ceremony was then organized to hand over 1.05 million Abdala COVID-19 vaccine doses and medical equipment, which were transported to Vietnam on the president’s special plane.

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The ceremony was attended by President Phuc, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, other high-ranking Vietnamese officials, and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Hernández Guillén.

The 1.05 million Abdala shots include 900,000 doses delivered by Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) and 150,000 doses gifted by the Cuban defense ministry.

Over one million doses of the Abdala COVID-19 vaccine are handed over to Vietnam during a ceremony Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Over one million doses of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine are handed over to Vietnam's Ministry of Health during a ceremony at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (Polyvac) previously signed an agreement to purchase five million shots of the Abdala vaccine from the CIGB on September 20, within the framework of Phuc’s official visit.

According to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Hoang Giang, the president’s working trip achieved all targets, while one of the prominent and practical achievements is the support from the international community for Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19.

Deputy Minister of National Defense Hoang Xuan Chien shakes hands with Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Hernández Guillén during the ceremony in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Deputy Minister of National Defense Hoang Xuan Chien (L) shakes hands with Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Hernández Guillén during the ceremony in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Foreign countries and partners committed themselves to providing about 1.5 million vaccine doses to Vietnam, while the U.S. promised a large volume of vaccines to the Southeast Asian country through the COVAX mechanism in the coming time.

Pfizer also pledged to supply all 31 million doses as part of a contract with Vietnam within this year and 20 million other jabs for children when the firm collects sufficient research data.

Besides the vaccine doses, many partners supplied Vietnam with medical equipment valued at US$8.8 million.

The batch of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The batch of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, September 25, 2021. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news