Japan to provide urgently needed 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s request to Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga for  600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine has been met with a positive response.

This was conveyed during a meeting held between the President and the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday morning (09).

The Japanese Government has also acceded to the President’s request to provide medical supplies and healthcare equipment needed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The President also drew the attention of the Japanese Ambassador to obtain technical assistance required for expeditious response to maritime accidents.

Deputy Ambassador at the Japanese Embassy Kitamura Toshihiro, First Secretary Imamura Kayo, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage were also present at the meeting.

(Source: The Island)