1 million vaccines from Austria for the Western Balkans
Austria will distribute one million doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Western Balkan countries, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday. He made the remarks after a summit with his counterparts from the Western Balkan countries, which are not members of the European Union.
Austria has also distributed 651,000 vaccines to the region through the European bloc.
"Beyond that, we also want to make a bilateral contribution as the Republic of Austria, so we have decided, as a government, to distribute one million doses of vaccines in the Western Balkans ," Kurz told a news conference after the summit. .
Kosovo is represented by Prime Minister Albin Kurti, Albania by Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Belinda Balluku, Serbia by Prime Minister Ana Bernabic, Bosnia by Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija, Northern Macedonia by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Montenegro by Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapiq.
The summit was also attended by the European Union Special Representative for the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, Miroslav Lajcak.
Doses will be divided between August and the end of the year, without indicating which countries will benefit first or how they will be divided between them.
He did not indicate the type of vaccine to be distributed to the region.
Referring to REL