India's Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that the ban on Covid-19 vaccine export will not be applicable for Bangladesh, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said.
"As the deal was done on the basis of discussion at the highest level -- between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Premier Narendra Modi, no ban will be applicable for us. So, there is no reason for us to worry," he told reporters at a briefing at the Foreign Service Academy.
"Vaccine will arrive in appropriate time. It will come towards the end of this month…India and Bangladesh will get Serum Institute's vaccine at the same time," he said referring to a communication with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Referring to the remarks by the Serum Institute of India, he said it was "personal and premature", and does not reflect the policy of the Indian government.