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The EU talks about the possibility of transferring vaccine technology to Vietnam

The EU talks about the possibility of transferring vaccine technology to Vietnam 1
The EU talks about the possibility of transferring vaccine technology to Vietnam 1

`I think we can start discussing this issue, because in the future, there will be increasing interest in more countries that can produce vaccines. I think Vietnam has potential,` European Union Ambassador

EU Ambassador to Vietnam Giorgio Aliberti at a press meeting in Hanoi on the afternoon of March 23.

The Ambassador said that Vietnam can learn from India and has some potential opportunities for development.

`I don’t think there is discussion about this, but it could happen at any time. We live in a time when things change very quickly. We need to make sure that everyone is safe.`

Regarding concerns about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being distributed under the Covax mechanism, Ambassador Aliberti affirmed that the EU and its member states make decisions based on scientific evidence.

He emphasized the view of regulatory agencies that the AstraZeneca vaccine should continue to be used.

The press meeting was held in the context that the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines is about to be distributed to Vietnam through the Covax mechanism.

However, professor and doctor Dang Duc Anh, Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), said on the morning of March 23 that 1.37 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine supplied by Covax are expected to arrive in Vietnam at the end of March and

Ambassador Aliberti emphasized that with its contribution to Covax, the EU wants to emphasize the principle of `no one left behind` in vaccine distribution `because we will not be safe until everyone is safe`.

`Vaccination is not only to protect people but also to prevent viruses from mutating. As EU Commissioner for International Partnership Jutta Urpilainen said, vaccination is not a race between countries but a race with

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