Malaysia will be given the priority recipient status for China’s COVID-19 vaccine once it is ready.
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Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that it was agreed by his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, during his visit to make Malaysia a priority recipient for their COVID-19 vaccine, as reported by BERNAMA.
In a press conference on Tuesday (13 October), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin said: “We also welcomed China’s agreement to encourage Chinese enterprises to establish all-round cooperation with Malaysian partners in vaccine research and development, and distribution.”
“China has agreed to give Malaysia the priority recipient status for the COVID-19 vaccine. Though the process of finishing the vaccine is still ongoing, so far the process is going well,” he continued in a tweet.
The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation between both countries post-COVID-19.
There’s still a long way to go until a vaccine is found, so in the meantime, let’s work together to flatten the curve!
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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat