Slovenia has received 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 as a donation from Hungary in what Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša says will allow Slovenia to stop the epidemic and enjoy a relaxed summer.
Jança expressed his joy for the reception of the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Slovenia. “Today is a special double day for Slovenia. Exactly thirty years ago, the first generation of the Slovenian army was sworn in, so I also carry a memorial to that important day. At that time, everything was still open before us, the declaration of an independent state, the expected aggression and above all we were alone, “said the Prime Minister, adding that today Slovenia is no longer alone and is surrounded by four countries. miq. “We were not alone in the ordeal presented by the pandemic. “Hungary’s gesture today to give us 300,000 doses of Astra Zeneca proves this in the best possible practical way,” he said.
He also stressed that Hungary was among those countries that were better prepared for the epidemic than the European average. “This is why Hungary helped us at the beginning of the first wave last spring. At that time we had empty depots of protective equipment and we thank you again for the help in the form of equipment that you donated to Slovenian hospitals, “said the Prime Minister. According to him, Hungary is also well above the average in vaccinating the population, as it is among the best in Europe and in the world, for which the Prime Minister sincerely congratulated him.
“As the Prime Minister of the country, who will take over the presidency of the EU Council in July, I especially thank you for your assistance in vaccinations for other countries in our region that you are assisting,” said the Prime Minister. He stressed that with additional doses of vaccines donated by Hungary to Slovenia, the country will stop the epidemic by summer. “Based on this, we can count on a relaxed summer,” the prime minister said.
“Slightly later, Slovenia, like most other European countries, will issue a free European border crossing certificate, which will allow vaccinated, previously ill and tested people to move freely around the EU.” said the Prime Minister, who also told the citizens of Slovenia that “we must, however, remain vigilant in the coming weeks, as the number of infections is well above the European average and the measures put in place can prevent serious consequences until adequate vaccination is carried out.” “.
At the end of the statement, he thanked once again for the visit of the Hungarian Foreign Minister and for the beautiful gift to Slovenia. “Long live the beautiful friendship and good neighborliness between Slovenia and Hungary,” concluded Prime Minister Janez Janša.