The batch of 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated free of charge by Romania arrived in Chișinău on Friday, July 23. Romania has provided Moldova with a total of over 500,000 doses of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.
The donation ceremony was attended by Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Andrei Baciu, Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Health, Romanian Ambassador to Moldova, Daniel Ioniță, and Presidential Adviser on Health, Ala Nemerenco.
“It is a new gesture of solidarity. Almost half of the vaccines received by Moldova come from Romania. We welcome the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Bogdan Aurescu, and of the Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu,” said Denis Cernelea, State Secretary in the Ministry of Health.
“My visit to Moldova continues as a support for the reform agenda, as I communicated to President Maia Sandu. We will be with her and the new Government of Moldova in the forthcoming reforms. Romania has shown its sincere desire to support Moldova. It is a joy for me to be here today. It is direct support to the Moldovan citizens. Romania is ready to strengthen support for Moldova in all areas. Moldova can become a strong example of positive transformation in the EU,” mentioned Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.
“Romania was the most important partner that supported us during this pandemic. Today comes again a rather significant lot from Romania. I want to thank the Romanian authorities with whom the Presidency has had a close collaboration lately,” underlined the presidential adviser Ala Nemerenco.
On June 11, a donation of 100,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, offered by Romania, arrived in Moldova. Romania’s ambassador to Chișinău, Daniel Ionița, stressed that the donation is a gesture of solidarity that Romania and the EU member state have made for Moldova.
To date, Romania has provided Moldova with a total of over 500,000 doses of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine.