PODGRICA, March 4 (Xinhua) — The first batch of Sinopharm vaccines came as a donation of China to Montenegro on Wednesday. It was welcomed by the health minister Jelena Borovinic Bojovic and Chinese ambassador to Montenegro Liu Jin.

Confirming the arrival of the vaccines, the government stated in a press release that the donation is “yet another proof of the exceptionally good cooperation and traditional friendship between the two countries and peoples.”

Ambassador Liu Jin said that Montenegro is among the first countries in Europe to receive a donation of vaccines from China, which “symbolizes the friendship and good wishes of the Chinese people towards Montenegro”.

Over the course of the pandemic, Montenegro registered over 77,000 coronavirus infections, more than 1,000 resulting deaths, while over 8,600 people are currently infected.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service


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