Norway has donated 180,000 of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Kosovo, the Norwegian foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
A ministry Twitter post quoted Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide as saying that “Kosovo can rely on Team Europe”. It added that the donation comes thanks to good cooperation with European Union envoy for Kosovo Miroslav Lajcak and EU institutions.
FM #EriksenSoriede :Kosovo can rely on Team Europe. Norway donates more than 180 000 AZ doses to #Kosovo. Good cooperation with @MiroslavLajcak and EU institutions. #vaccine #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/lfo9skzvDY
— Norway MFA (@NorwayMFA) June 22, 2021
Belgrade-based Beta news agency said that the US said earlier that it would also donate vaccine to Kosovo which has received vaccine through the COVAX program and from the EU. The Kosovo authorities are expecting to receive the first of the 1.2 million doses contracted with the Pfizer company later this week. According to official data, about 8 percent of the population of Kosovo has been inoculated so far.