The Government of the United Kingdom will grant 415,040 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Thailand, as part of the UK’s assistance to friends in the region who are facing challenges in the vaccine roll-out.
Mr. Evan Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, together with Mr. Mark Gooding, Ambassador-Designate of the United Kingdom to Thailand, on 29 July 2021 delivered a Note Verbale on the vaccine to Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this success highlights Thailand’s proactive vaccine diplomacy with its strategic partners and close allies, an initiative led by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The vaccine grant by the Government of the United Kingdom will help alleviate the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, which reflects close strategic partnership between Thailand and the United Kingdom, as well as the United Kingdom’s unwavering commitment and longstanding cooperation to building a cordial relationship with Thailand in various area of mutual interest, especially in public health.
The Memorandum of Understanding and Tripartite Agreement for the grant were signed by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, as the competent authority, together with the British Embassy and AstraZeneca on 26 July 2021.
The relevant agencies of Thailand and the United Kingdom are closely coordinating to ensure a timely delivery of the vaccine, which is scheduled to arrive in Thailand in early August 2021.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department