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Sisi Lauds China’s Support to Help Egypt Overcome COVID-19 Repercussions

Sisi Lauds China’s Support to Help Egypt Overcome COVID-19 Repercussions

Friday, 2 July, 2021 - 06:45
This file photo taken on March 02, 2017 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Cairo (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi hailed on Thursday the Chinese government's continued role in supporting Egyptian efforts to confront the COVID-19 repercussions.

In a televised speech on the occasion marking the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary, Sisi said Egypt and China are seeking to further promote bilateral strategic ties.

He said the COVID-19 crisis has proved that cooperation and integration between countries on various levels are vital to guarantee all societies' safety and stability.

Egypt managed to produce the first 300,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine through the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), according to Health Minister Hala Zayed.

Zayed said Sinovac confirmed Egypt's capability to produce 80 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine during six months.

She explained that starting August, 10 to 15 million Egypt-made vaccine doses will be available every month to vaccinate 40 million citizens by the end of the year.

Adviser to the President for Health Affairs Awad Tag Eddin said that Egypt is set to receive up to 26.6 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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