Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent a congratulatory message to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as his government achieved the historic milestone of administering ‘One Billion’ COVID-19 vaccine doses on October 21.
This as a remarkable achievement despite all the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on humankind, she said.
PM Hasina recapped that it will be a major step towards the path of recovery and normalcy for India and the region.
She also informed Modi that her government has also been carrying out a mass vaccination program in Bangladesh. As Bangladesh has already vaccinated more than 60 million people using vaccines from multiple sources.
She reiterated India has been an important source of Covid-19 vaccines for Bangladesh from the very beginning of the vaccination program and conveyed thanks to the Government of India for resuming the export of AstraZeneca Covishield vaccines hoping that this would continue uninterrupted in the coming days.
PM Sheikh Hasina also expressed her firm belief to continue working together more closely with India to save the people of this region from the scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic and to counter the multifarious adverse fallouts of this pandemic.
BDST: 1421 HRS, OCT 24, 2021