European Commission announces 650,000 Pfizer vaccines for the Balkans in April

European Commission announces 650,000 Pfizer vaccines for the Balkans in April

SARAJEVO, March 28 (FENA) – Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija spoke by phone with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about the current epidemiological situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tegeltija informed the President of the European Commission about the activities that the Council of Ministers, in compliance with constitutional competencies and in cooperation with the governments of the entities and Brčko District, undertakes in the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and informed that Bosnia and Herzegovina, after a long waiting period, received the first contingent of vaccines through the COVAX program.

The President of the European Commission informed Tegeltija that in the second half of April this year, the delivery of 650,000 Pfizer vaccines, a donation from the European Union, to the countries of the Western Balkans will begin.

The distribution of a contingent of 650,000 vaccines will be agreed upon with each of the Western Balkan countries separately.

It was jointly assessed that accelerating the production and equal and fair global distribution of vaccines, as well as greater solidarity of all countries, are key to stabilization and recovery, as well as to overcoming the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tegeltija expressed gratitude to the President of the EC for the news about the donation of vaccines, as well as for the support and initiatives in which BiH is involved, and which refer only to the member states, the Council of Ministers of BiH announced.