In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE) said that, with the delivery of this fourth batch, Portugal will have delivered a total of 547 thousand vaccines already made available to Mozambique.

According to the Portuguese government, the vaccines are accompanied by the material necessary for their administration, “contributing to the efforts that the Mozambican state has undertaken to strengthen the response to Covid-19 through extended vaccination of the population".

Last week, on October 30, a third batch of 200,000 doses of vaccine was delivered.

“This action stems from the political commitment to make available to Portuguese-speaking African Countries [PALOP] and to Timor-Leste at least 5% of the vaccines against Covid-19 acquired by Portugal”, says the ministry headed by Augusto Santos Silva.

The transport of vaccines is supported by TAP, within the scope of a partnership signed on September 30 between the national carrier and the Camões Institute, with the aim of promoting collaboration between the two institutions, with a special focus on the transport of vaccines against covid-19 and respective consumables for the PALOP and Brazil.