Responding to Japan's sixth donation of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, which comprised 300,000 doses and arrived in Taiwan on the morning of October 27, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) stated that the Presidential Office once again expresses heartfelt and sincere thanks to the Japanese government. Spokesperson Chang noted that Japan has donated a total of more than 4.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan over six shipments, demonstrating our genuine friendship.
Spokesperson Chang stated that the "friendship vaccines" donated by the Japanese government have contributed substantially to raising overall vaccination coverage in Taiwan and better protecting our society. The people of Taiwan have been deeply moved by these vaccine donations, which reflect the resolute friendship between Taiwan and Japan and are a testament to the enduring virtuous cycle of mutual support between our countries.
Spokesperson Chang said that the Presidential Office once again expresses sincere thanks to our diplomatic personnel and all others who contributed to this effort. The spokesperson added that Taiwan and Japan are steadfast partners who share common values, and that we will continue to strengthen our bilateral cooperation to enhance the well-being of our peoples, while upholding peace and stability and promoting prosperity and development in the region. Spokesperson Chang emphasized the government's belief that, through continued cooperation, Taiwan and Japan will overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and be a positive force for global public health.