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Thailand-US talks next week on more vaccine donation

Thailand-US talks next week on more vaccine donation
SUNDAY, September 26, 2021

US government agencies will start discussions next week with a Thai working team on donating another 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, Manasvi Srisodapol, Thailands ambassador to the US, said.

He said the discussions will pave the way for vaccine shipment in line with US Senator Tammy Duckworth's announcement in July and the US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield's remarks during a visit to Thailand in August.

"I and other related agencies have closely lobbied the US government agencies in a bid to get vaccines as soon as possible after the US had announced it would deliver an additional million doses to Thailand," he said.

He told the press that the discussions next week would cover shipment methods, contract documents and public relations, citing the previous discussions on shipment of 1.5 million vaccine doses.

He said he was not aware yet which vaccines would be delivered to Thailand.

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"The Royal Thai Embassy would like to thank the US government for cooperating with Thailand's working team on delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine," he added.