On Thursday, Serbia signed an agreement with Chinese company Sinopharm to supply two million new doses of the vaccine.
The agreement was signed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Chinese Ambassador to Belgrade Chen Bo.
Speaking to Sinopharm executives via video conference, Vucic noted that the largest number of citizens in Serbia were being vaccinated with the vaccine, stressing the importance of signing a new contract, according to the President’s Press Office.
Vucic stressed that Serbian experts gave a positive opinion on the quality and safety of this vaccine.
The Serbian President thanked the Chinese President Xi Jinping, the leadership of the Communist Party and the representatives of “Sinopharm” for their help in providing vaccines in the most difficult time.
Sinopharm Group Chairman Liu Jingzhen thanked the President and citizens of Serbia for their trust in Sinopharm, adding that since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Sinopharm, as the largest pharmaceutical company in China, has taken responsibility for fighting the disease.
“Serbia is the first European country to approve the Sinopharm vaccine and today we will sign a contract for the distribution of 2 million new doses. “We appreciate the citizens’ trust in our product and we are happy to be able to provide the necessary support to the people of Serbia to fight the virus,” Jingzhen said.
The construction, reconstruction and equipping of hospitals in Serbia were also discussed at the teleconference.