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Bangladesh included in US Corona Vaccine Distribution List

Staff Reporter, USA || risingbd.com

Published: 09:15, 15 June 2021   Update: 09:18, 15 June 2021
Bangladesh included in US Corona Vaccine Distribution List

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen praised the US expatriates as soon as he landed at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

Arriving in New York on a seven-day official visit on Sunday, local time, he learned that Bangladesh's name was not included in the US Corona Vaccine Distribution List. But now hearing the news that Bangladesh has been included in the list, the Foreign Minister thanked the expatriates.

Expressing warm greetings to the Foreign Minister at the airport, expatriate doctor Masudul Hasan said that after receiving information that Bangladesh's name was not included in the US Corona Vaccine Distribution List, they met with US Vice President Kamala Harris and included Bangladesh in the Vaccine Distribution List. Expatriates are hoping that Bangladesh will get one million Corona vaccines by the last week of June this year. When Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was informed about this, he thanked the expatriates for this commendable initiative.

AK Abdul Momen said “At least the 1.5 million people took the first dose of vaccine, now they can take the second dose of vaccine”.

Arriving in New York on a seven-day official visit, he was welcomed by Shahidul Islam, Bangladesh's Ambassador to Washington, and Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During the visit, the Foreign Minister will take part in two separate meetings on the Rohingya issue and the Least Developed Countries at the UN headquarters. The Foreign Minister is also scheduled to hold a meeting with the UN Secretary General.

It is unknown at this time whether the Foreign Minister will visit the Bangladeshi-owned Innovative Global University in Virginia during his current visit.

In February this year, he paid a state visit to the United States and officially inaugurated the Bangladeshi-owned Innovative Global University in Virginia on February 27.

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