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25 June, 2021

Failed to fulfill the "Chinese first" promise, Vietnam withdrew the vaccine distribution plan

According to the news on the public account of the "Chinese Embassy in Vietnam" on June 24, the head of the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam made a statement on issues related to China-Vietnam vaccine cooperation, as follows:

According to the consensus between China and Vietnam, the Vietnamese government has repeatedly made clear commitments to prioritize Chinese aid vaccines for Chinese citizens in Vietnam, Vietnamese citizens who need to work in China, and people in the northern border areas of Vietnam. The relevant departments of Vietnam have recently released the relevant vaccine distribution plan. Without communicating and consulting with China in advance in accordance with the above-mentioned consensus, the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam has immediately expressed its concern to the Vietnamese side, and the relevant authorities of the Vietnamese side have indicated that they will withdraw the plan. The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam will continue to do a good job in the "Spring Seed Operation" related work.

The "Spring Miao Action" plan is a plan launched by the Chinese government to vaccinate overseas Chinese citizens against the new crown pneumonia. The Chinese government actively assists and strives to vaccinate overseas compatriots with domestic or foreign vaccines. On the afternoon of June 20, the Chinese government assisted Vietnam's new crown vaccine to be delivered to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi. The ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo officially handed over the vaccine to Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long.

Nguyen Thanh Lung once said that according to the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, Vietnam will give priority to Chinese citizens in Vietnam, Vietnamese citizens who need to work in China, and people in the northern border areas of Vietnam to vaccinate Chinese vaccines to ensure trade between the two countries. Smooth communication with necessary personnel.

Published under Blog on 25 June, 2021.

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