Vaccine from India: Supply will follow rise in production
Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday expressed hope that India would be able to supply Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh as per the agreement once the neighbouring country's production rises.
He said Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar informed him that the vaccine production has been hampered in India due to scarcity of foreign raw materials, but they would be able to recover the problem in the 4th quarter of the current year (October-December).
"Hopefully, they would be able to supply the vaccines to Bangladesh in line with the agreement, if the vaccine production is strengthened," said Hasan while sharing views with journalists at his residence yesterday morning over his recent two-day visit to India.
He described his September 7-8 visit as very fruitful. Alongside the inauguration of Bangabandhu Center at the Press Club of India in New Delhi, he held meetings with Indian external affairs minister, information minister, foreign secretary, journalists and researchers during, said a press release.
He said the inauguration of the Bangabandhu Center is a milestone in the relations of the two countries. A life-sized portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was installed there.