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Turkey ships COVID-19 vaccine donation to Libya

Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) is seen and Turkish flag is seen behind. [Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency]
Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine (CoronaVac) is seen and Turkish flag is seen behind. [Ali Balıkçı - Anadolu Agency]

Turkey's donation of 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Libya has been shipped by air, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Anadolu reports.

"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 announced on Twitter.​​​​​​​

On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had pledged 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, the prime minister of Libya's Government of National Unity, who was in Turkey for an official visit.

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