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Foreign representatives ask Taiwan to prioritize migrant workers for vaccination

Taiwan News, Taiwan, 8 July 2021 - The representatives of Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam issued a joint statement asking the government of Taiwan to consider prioritizing migrant workers for COVID-19 vaccination, reports said Thursday (July 8).

The diplomats also pointed out that the shots should conform to international standards and be administered according to the wishes of the applicants, CNA reported.

Indonesia’s Budi Santoso, acting Philippine representative Gilberto Lauengco, Thailand’s Thongchai Chasawath, and Vietnam’s Nguyen Anh Dung emphasized that the four countries contribute 99.8 percent of foreign workers in the country.

They expressed gratitude for Taiwan’s support, adding they are hoping for constructive dialogue with relevant government departments to improve the lot of the workers in a win-win for all sides concerned.

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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4243385

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