Mumbai: The Indian embassy in Phnom Penh said on Saturday that India has approved the supply of 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Cambodia. The embassy said the decision is a testament to India’s appreciation for Cambodia as an important partner and its concern for the health and prosperity of Cambodia’s people.
The supply has been approved in response to the request of Cambodian Prime Minister Sam Hun Sen at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assist in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Embassy said, “The Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to announce that the Government of India has approved the supply of one thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Kingdom of Cambodia on a fixed basis.”
“Supply has been assured through the Serum Institute of India, despite countless competition requests from partner countries and our commitment to our domestic population. The decision is a testament to India’s appreciation for Cambodia as an important partner and its concern for the health and prosperity of the people of Cambodia,” it added.
Cambodia has so far confirmed more than 470 COVID-19 cases. Since 20 January, New Delhi has supplied coronavirus vaccines in several countries including Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Bahrain, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.