Vaccine assistance strengthens Bangladesh-US relations: Maleque – newagebd.net


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Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 18:10, Mar 21,2022
Health minister Zahid Maleque and United States undersecretary for political affairs Victoria Nuland visit vaccine assistance activities provided by the USA at Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, on Monday. – BSS photo.
Health minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said that relations between Bangladesh and the United States of America had become stronger as the country provided 61 million vaccines to fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
The USA has stood by Bangladesh through providing medical equipment alongside vaccine donation when the country was struggling to handle coronavirus disease, he made the comments while visiting vaccine assistance activities provided by the USA at Kurmitola General Hospital in the city, an official release said. 
United States undersecretary for political affairs Victoria Nuland, Bangladesh’s senior secretary Lokman Hossain Mian, director general of Directorate General of Health Service Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, among others, were present. 
The health minister said that the USA sent Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh to combat the spread of the deadly virus when vaccine scarcity were seen across the world.
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