Hungary lends 300,000 AstraZeneca jabs to Slovenia 

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Hungary has lent 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine to Slovenia to accelerate inoculation in the country, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at a joint press conference with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa and Minister of Health Janez Poklukar in Ljubljana on Wednesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

"We can help because Hungary already has enough vaccine to inoculate everybody who has registered in the country," Szijjártó said.

Poklukar thanked Hungary for the loan of the jabs and said Slovenia would like to return the same volume of vaccine to Hungary "by the end of summer or autumn at the latest, as we get the chance".

Jansa said the gesture is proof of Hungary's friendship with Slovenia and acknowledged assistance Hungary gave the country during the first wave of the pandemic, too.

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