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Turkey sends COVID-19 vaccine donation to Libya

Turkish Air Force aircraft carrying 150,000 doses of vaccine arrives in Libya, says Defense Ministry

Ahmet Gencturk and Gozde Bayar   | 14.04.2021
Turkey sends COVID-19 vaccine donation to Libya

ANKARA

Turkey's donation of 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Libya has arrived in the North African country, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

The ministry said on Twitter that the vaccines were given to Libyan officials.

"With the completion of final preparations, our Air Force aircraft has departed from Ankara's Etimesgut Airport with the #COVID19 vaccines to be delivered to Libya under the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan," the ministry earlier announced on Twitter.

On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, the prime minister of Libya's Government of National Unity, who was in Turkey for an official visit. Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.