On the afternoon of February 28, local time, Philippine President Duterte personally led cabinet members to the Vilamour Military Airport in the capital Manila to greet China's aid to the Philippines' first batch of Coxing COVID-19 vaccine.
This is also the first batch of new crown vaccines received by the Philippines since the outbreak.
At the vaccine handover ceremony, Duterte said in a speech: Today we received the new crown vaccine from China, and the fight against the new crown virus has taken another step forward.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Chinese people and the Chinese government for their friendship and unity-a sign of the Philippines-China partnership.
Duterte thanked China for using a special plane to transport the donated vaccine to the Philippines.
"Only when everyone is safe, will there be safety." Duterte said that more batches of vaccines will be quickly supplied to the Philippines.
The Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian expressed his gratitude to President Duterte for attending today's handover ceremony in person.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the Chinese and Philippine governments and people have helped each other and joined hands to fight the epidemic, building a closer partnership.
Huang Xilian said that China is actively providing help and support to developing countries, striving to make vaccines a public product that people in all countries can use and can afford.
(Producing Guo Shihao's video from Philippines-China News Channel)
Editor in charge: [Zhang Kaixin]