picture of Péter Szijjártó

Hungary is planning to donate 800,000 vaccines to Ghana and 300,000 to Rwanda, said Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as reported by news agency MTI.

As posted on his Facebook page, Szijjártó spoke at Ferihegy Airport before his trip to Africa about the fact that thanks to decisions on vaccine purchases last year and a rapid vaccination campaign this year, Hungary is now in a position to give vaccines to anyone who wants it.

According to the Foreign Minister, “We have enough vaccines for people to get their first, second and third shots, as well as some in reserve.” Hungary is therefore able to help countries in Africa in a tough spot by giving them unused Hungarian vaccines.

Foreign Minister Szijjártó will hand over the vaccine donation in Rwanda on Wednesday.

Hungary also plans to donate another 200,000 vaccines during a meeting of foreign ministers in the Turkish Council later in the week, as the group is expected to endorse support to African countries in their efforts to control the pandemic.

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By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.