Momen urges Jaishankar to send promised COVID vaccine


DHAKA, May 18, 2021 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen
today urged his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to send the promised
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine here as soon as possible to meet up
immediate second dose vaccine requirements in the country.

He made the urge during a telephone conversation to the Indian
external affairs minister, a foreign ministry press release said here

Dr Momen also urged Jaishankar to lobby with the US so that
Bangladesh could get access a portion of the US’s surplus vaccine.

In reply, the Indian foreign minister said he is aware about the
Bangladesh’s need of vaccine and assured that he would urge the US in
this regard.