Due to Hungary’s successful vaccination program, Hungary has been able to help other countries around the world, including Vietnam and Thailand, according to Hungary’s foreign minister.
Hungary has sold 400,000 vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand at a purchase price, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.
Szijjártó wrote that three weeks ago, he agreed with his Thai and Vietnamese counterparts at the UN General Assembly in New York to sell them 400,000 vaccines at purchase price to boost their vaccination programs. The shipments also went to Vietnam on Wednesday and to Thailand on Thursday, he added.
“With our successful vaccine purchase program earlier this year, we managed to avoid being in a situation like many countries around the world, meaning there aren’t enough vaccines to vaccinate the population. In addition to the fact that all the vaccines needed to vaccinate Hungarians — and even the third vaccine [boosters] — are available, we have been able and can help many countries around the world,” the minister wrote.