A government working group on COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy, led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, has been set up under a decision signed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
A representative of UNICEF in Vietnam receives the batch of COVID-19 vaccine at Noi Bai International Airport (Photo: UNICEF/VNA)
The team is tasked with mobilising donated vaccines, treatment drugs, and medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention and control, and technology transfer for vaccine and drug production from bilateral and multilateral partners.
It will also seek, support, and promote negotiations, import and reception of COVID-19 vaccines, treatment drugs, medical supplies as well as vaccine and drug production technology transfer.
The group will also submit recommendations to the Prime Minister with the aim of accessing these items as much as possible in the fastest and earliest way.
At the same time, the team will actively approach and hold dialogues, and support negotiations with partners and producers of vaccines, drugs and medical supplies, who are capable of transferring their technologies to Vietnam./.
Vietnam is struggling with the 4th wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of infections has spiked and is now at the highest level since the virus appeared in Vietnam early last year.