The Government of Japan will provide a total amount of 100 million yen (about 820,000 euros) to the Government of Serbia with the aim of strengthening the country’s health system in the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, through the procurement of medical equipment.
The document confirming this donation was signed on 5 August 2020, in Belgrade, by H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to Serbia and Dr. Zlatibor Lončar, Minister of Health of Serbia.
Over 20,000 people in Serbia are infected with COVID-19 and new cases are still being discovered. Under such circumstances, strengthening the health care system is of great importance.
This donation will provide radiological equipment, ambulances, as well as other medical equipment to health institutions, especially those in rural parts of Serbia. The donation of high-quality Japanese medical equipment will contribute to reducing the differences in health care that exist between the regions in Serbia.
This donation aims to strengthen Serbia’s health system in the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, not only now but also in the long run. Given the fact that COVID-19 has become a global issue, it is crucial for the international community to make joint efforts. Japan will continue to work closely with the international community to address this global challenge.
The people of Japan hope that this project will be successfully implemented and that their support will contribute to the well-being of the people of Serbia.
Japan also expects that this project will further strengthen friendly relations between Serbia and Japan.