Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Bangladesh was fair and non-discriminatory: Dr. Momen

Dhaka, 11 December> Staff Reporter: Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, MP, chaired a high-level panel session today on ‘Vaccine Innovation and Global Health Resilience: Lessons from Covid- 19 and Beyond’ in the Doha Forum, Qatar.

Dr. Momen focused on the gains and achievements of Bangladesh in delivering vaccinations during and before Covid- 19. He said there was no discrimination in the distribution of the Covid- 19 vaccine in Bangladesh. Bangladesh took varieties of techniques and strategies to procure vaccines. The Bangladeshi diaspora played a role in sending vaccines to their homeland. Dr. Momen also expressed gratitude to international donor countries and organizations for their contributions of vaccines and related equipments to Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister said, Bangladesh has the capacity to produce vaccines. If the vaccines are made public goods Bangladesh and other countries will be able to produce vaccines.

Foreign Minister today also attended the Chatham House discussion moderated by Bronwon Maddox, CEO of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. The discussion was also joined by the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, dignitaries from participating countries and Heads/ CEOs of the international think tanks.

Dr. Momen, is leading a 5- member Bangladesh delegation today at the Doha Forum at the invitation of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Jashim- Al Thani.

The 21st edition of the Doha Forum with the theme: ‘Building Shared futures’. Held annually, the Forum brings together global policy makers, government leaders, private sector representatives, civil society and non- governmental organizations to discuss global challenges promoting dialogue and diplomacy for diverse issues facing the world.

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