Vaccines donated by Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Hungary have been sent to Burkina Faso and Togo on behalf of the Organization of Turkish States to help African nations in their fight against Covid-19.
The Organization of Turkish States has donated more than 600,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Burkina Faso and Togo.
Turkey has allocated 200,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan have each provided 100,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine and Hungary has allocated 211,200 doses of Sinopharm vaccine to be sent to African countries, the Turkish ministry said on Monday. Foreign Affairs.
Vaccines donated by Turkish states were flown to the two aforementioned countries on Monday by a military cargo plane, the ministry said.
400,000 doses of Sinovac were delivered to Burkina Faso and 211,200 doses of Sinopharm vaccine were sent to Togo, he said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his visit to some African countries in October, announced the decision to donate vaccines to countries in the region.
President Erdogan also said at the 8th summit of the Organization of Turkish States that vaccine aid will be provided in Africa on behalf of the organization.
The name of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkish Council) was officially changed to the Organization of Turkic Speaking States last month.
It consists of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan as member countries and Hungary as an observer state.
Turkmenistan has also joined the Organization of Turkish States as an observer country.
Source: TRTWorld and agencies