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12 September 2021 - HANDOVER CEREMONY FOR THE VACCINE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

On 12th September 2021, 100,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine contributed by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam arrived at Brunei International Airport.

A handover ceremony was held at the airport, attended by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd. Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II of Brunei Darussalam on behalf of the Government of Brunei Darussalam. Representing the Government of the People’s Republic of China was Her Excellency Yu Hong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam.

Also in attendance were senior government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health of Brunei Darussalam and representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Since 2020, Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China have extended mutual assistance in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Brunei Darussalam provided financial assistance to help the People’s Republic of China manage the impact of the pandemic in March 2020. This latest contribution represents the second batch of vaccines received from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The first batch of vaccines consisting 52,000 doses of Sinopharm were received in February 2021.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, which is a significant milestone for Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China relations.  As Strategic Cooperative Partners, both countries have continued to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, agriculture and fisheries, connectivity, tourism, health, defence and people-to-people exchanges. Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China have also maintained close cooperation on regional and international issues of mutual concern.


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