Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed that Argentina’s Richmond laboratories will begin production of the Sputnik-V vaccine this Sunday, when the drug’s active ingredient arrives.
Both leaders made this announcement through a joint videoconference in which Fernández Putin expressed his “gratitude” for the Russian’s “commitment” to his homeland, which has made it possible to “have a significant number of Argentines thanks to the Sputnik- V vaccine reaches immunity, “reports the Argentine news agency Télam.
Fernández also stressed that Russia was helping Argentina “get vaccines” when the rest of the world “wasn’t giving them” and announced that the drug would arrive in the country on Sunday to begin immunizer development.
For his part, Putin stressed that “global dialogue and cooperation” between the two countries could “enable” such an agreement. “In the video conference, the Russian head of state declared that they would also send vaccines to Paraguay and work.” is being done to bring it to Mexico.
Argentina is “the first country in Latin America to have approved the Sputnik-V vaccine and the second in the world,” which Putin values and is “very satisfied with”.
“Millions of Argentines have saved their lives thanks to the scientific development of Russia, in which we always trust,” replied Fernández, who emphasized in this context that “Russia is a country that knows how to develop research, science and technology.” .
On the other hand, in the face of international controversy about the suitability of the Russian drug, Putin called for “political speculation” to be put aside when discussing societal health issues.
“The tests show that our vaccine is the best among those manufactured in the world,” noted the Russian President, who assured that the Gamaleya Institute drug “will be mutually beneficial and will be very useful for the development of the world.” Science and Pharmaceutical Industry “.