On 5 November 2021, during the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Dendias to Rwanda, Greece, as an example of solidarity to the people of the country, donated an additional 330,000 vaccines, following the donation of 200,000 vaccines in September.
This donation was made in the context of Greece’s commitment to actively contribute to the fight against the pandemic in Africa and to contribute to addressing the “vaccination gap” between Europe and Africa.
This was the first time that a Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the country, which marks Greece’s will for cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa, a region that had remained outside the priorities of Greek foreign policy for several years.
The Foreign Minister also announced a donation of 80,000 Euros to the “Rwanda Governance Board” to finance programs related to freedom of the press and the protection of journalists.
The Greek Minister was accompanied by the Director-General for “Development and Humanitarian Aid” (“Hellenic Aid”), Mr. Alexandros Diakopoulos.