ULAN BATOR, February 23 (Xinhua) – The Mongolian Ministry of Defense held a handover ceremony on Tuesday to receive 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine donated by China.
Mongolian Defense Minister Gursed Saikhanbayar received a donation from Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Chai Wenrui at the ceremony.
“We are grateful to the Chinese side for extending a helping hand and providing real support to the Mongolian armed forces in the fight against the epidemic,” Saikhanbayar said.
He noted that this assistance from the Chinese Ministry of Defense is not only an expression of friendly relations between the two countries, but also an example of both sides cooperating in the fight against the pandemic.
The series is part of 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which China donated to Mongolia.
“I believe these vaccines will definitely contribute to Mongolia’s eventual victory over the pandemic,” Chai said.
So far, Mongolia has recorded 2,723 cases of COVID-19, with six deaths. Endemic