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Bangladesh to get India’s COVID-19 vaccine on priority: foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on August 19 met his Bangladeshi counterpart Masud Bin Momen on the second day of his visit to Dhaka

Bangladesh to get Indias COVID-19 vaccine on priority foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla-snj
New Delhi, First Published Aug 20, 2020, 1:25 PM IST
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New Delhi: Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Indian foreign secretary met his Bangladeshi counterpart Masud Bin Momen during his visit to Dhaka on August 19. During the meeting, Shringla assured Bangladesh that it would be the first country to get India’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Indian foreign secretary said, "India is in an advanced stage of COVID-19 trial, and it is going to produce vaccines at a massive level." He added that he visited Bangladesh as Prime Minister Narendra Modi felt that it was time to strengthen the ties between the two nations to move forward.

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After assuming office, this is Harsh Vardhan Shringla's second visit to Bangladesh.

During the meeting, Masud Bin Momen proposed India conduct trials of its vaccine in Bangladesh. "We offered that we can extend our assistance, if needed, especially in terms of a vaccine trial, we are ready. The Indian side positively responded, saying that they are developing vaccines not only for themselves but also for others; Bangladesh will get priority," Momen said.

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On August 18, Shringla had a telephonic conversation with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, who appreciated Modi’s gesture to take bilateral ties forward. According to reports, the bilateral ties include partnership in development, revival of economy post-COVID-19, enhancing connectivity and COVID-19 pandemic assistance too.

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