Regarding the overseas provision of the new coronavirus vaccine, Foreign Minister Mogi announced at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that he would provide Taiwan with an additional 1.13 million doses on the 8th.

Among them, Foreign Minister Motegi announced on the 8th that he will provide an additional 1.13 million doses on the 8th due to the continuing shortage of vaccines in Taiwan, which provided about 1.24 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine last month. did.

AstraZeneca's vaccine will be provided, and Taiwan will be provided with approximately 2.37 million doses, including the previous dose.

Minister Mogi said, "We received a variety of heartwarming support from Taiwan, such as receiving a quick donation in the event of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Currently, while Taiwanese people are facing difficulties, the provision of vaccines contributes to the prevention of the spread of infection. I'm looking forward to doing it. "

On the other hand, Minister Mogi said, "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the fact that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is considering assistance to Japan in the wake of the debris flow that occurred in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Mutual support and assistance are progressing in the form, and I think it is a proof of friendship. "

President Cai of Taiwan "Vaccine of Friendship" once again expresses gratitude

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen once again thanked Taiwan for announcing that it would provide Taiwan with an additional 1.13 million doses of the new coronavirus vaccine on the 8th, saying it was a "friendship vaccine". did.

In the same message, President Cai expressed his hope for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, saying that "it symbolizes the determination of humankind to overcome the virus together."

A spokesman for Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yasushi Oe, commented, "I am deeply grateful. The fact that Japan will give another vaccine in a short period of time following June 4 confirms the solid friendship between Taiwan and Japan." Was announced.