Sri Lankan President’s request to Japanese Prime Minister to obtain the AstraZeneca vaccine receives positive response

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga has positively responded to a request made by Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s to provide 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the President’s Media Division said.

Japanese Premier’s positive response was conveyed yesterday during discussions held between President Rajapaksa and Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama at the Presidential Secretariat.

The Japanese government has also agreed to the President’s request to provide medical supplies and healthcare equipment needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

The President also drew the attention of the Ambassador of Japan to obtaining the necessary technical assistance to respond promptly to maritime accidents.

Kitamura Toshihiro, Deputy Ambassador and Minister of the Embassy of Japan, First Secretary Imamura Kayo, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, Chief Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage were also present.

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