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PM Modi has gained hearts of Bangladeshis with well timed supply of COVID vaccines: International Minister


By ANI

DHAKA: With the supply of vaccines to the nation, Bangladesh’s International minister AK Abdul Momen on Friday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gained the hearts and minds of the individuals.

“We have been frightened that we’re a densely populated nation, so we negotiated with India that you probably have developed any vaccine, then please share these with us. PM Modi assured our Prime Minister that if India will get the vaccine then Bangladesh will get them on the similar time. He saved his phrase and with this, he has gained the minds and coronary heart of the individuals,” Momen informed ANI right here.

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The Bangladeshi International Minister additionally revealed that PM Modi, as a gesture of goodwill, is giving 1.2 million vaccines as a present and the nation welcomes it.

“Initially, we requested India that we’d like 30 million vaccines and India agreed to it. India additionally donated 2 million vaccines and once more Prime Minister Modi as a gesture of goodwill on the fiftieth anniversary of the independence and the one centesimal anniversary of our father of the nation, he’s giving 1.2 million vaccines as a present and we welcome it. He additionally assured us {that a} contract that we’ve made then might be met on time. We wish to purchase further 5 million vaccines every month,” he added.

Momen additionally gave full credit score to India for its vaccine diplomacy and stated that Prime Minister Modi has taken management in combating COVID-19.

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“India did an important job and obtained a number of factors for the vaccine diplomacy. There are numerous pandits overseas who predicted that 5-10 million individuals will die in Bangladesh as a result of unfold of COVID-19, so naturally we took all the mandatory initiatives. The Indian PM on March 15 referred to as all of the leaders of the SAARC nations and got here ahead to assist collectively as a result of this can be a world pandemic. Since it’s a world concern, so we’ve labored collectively in partnership and collaboration and the Indian prime minister took management to affix this system. Moreover, our Prime Minister made a name to all of the leaders of the world that any vaccine, if developed, ought to be thought-about for the general public good and be made accessible for all nations,” Momen stated.

Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Modi thanked Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina for personally receiving him on the Dhaka airport on his arrival within the nation on a two-day go to.

“Landed in Dhaka. I thank PM Sheikh Hasina for the particular welcome on the airport. This go to will contribute to even stronger bilateral relations between our nations,” PM Modi tweeted, sharing a photograph of the Bangladesh Prime Minister welcoming him on the airport.

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