Japan to send 600,000 AstraZeneca doses
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s request to Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, for 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been met with positive responses.
This was disclosed during a meeting held between the President and Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday morning (09).
The Japanese Government has also agreed to the President’s request to provide medical supplies and healthcare equipment needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus.
The President also drew the attention of the Japanese Ambassador on obtaining technical assistance required for expeditiously responding 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.