Russia to discuss Sputnik-V production cooperation with Vietnam

VOV.VN - Russia is set to discuss cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik-V production with Vietnam, Press Secretary for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told the media recently.

Peskov said his nation will contact the Vietnamese side to discuss the vaccine production cooperation, noting this issue was touched upon in a letter Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently sent to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

On the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said he had revealed the list of countries wishing to produce the Russian vaccine to President Putin, and that 20 manufacturers of 14 countries, including Vietnam, have expressed their willingness to cooperate in this regard.

Many important agreements on the Sputnik-V production have been reached, and more and more countries, most recently Vietnam, have showed their readiness to produce the vaccine.

Upon addressing the economic forum on June 4, Russian President Putin said that Sputnik-V is highly effective in preventing COVID-19, and it is capturing attention from business people in Europe who are ready to come to Russia for vaccination.

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