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Iran, Russia discussing joint production of COVID-19 vaccine: agencies – Reuters India

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FILE Picture: A nurse prepares Russia’s “Sputnik-V” vaccine versus the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) for inoculation in a post-registration trials stage at a clinic in Moscow, Russia September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iran and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund are discussing the joint production of a vaccine towards COVID-19, Russian information agencies cited the Iranian ambassador to Moscow as declaring on Friday.

The Russian Immediate Financial investment Fund (RDIF) has reported it is in talks with a number of nations around the world about the likelihood of producing the Russian ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine abroad, and has signed a offer to manufacture 300 million doses in India.

“We are holding talks, I spoke with the head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, our officers have held numerous rounds of consultations and we introduced that we will co-function,” Iran’s Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali was quoted as stating.

“We introduced that we will co-operate in two-3 locations. That features joint production with Russia. Iran has excellent probable to make the vaccine,” Jalali was quoted as declaring.

RDIF declined to remark on the Iran talks. RDIF has also struck a number of deals in recent months to source the vaccine, which is presently becoming examined in a substantial-scale demo in Moscow, overseas.

It has signed bargains with Kazakhstan and two states in Brazil, and non-public pharmaceutical companies in India and Mexico.

RDIF also stated before on Friday it would supply 35 million doses to Laxisam, a pharmaceutical business in Uzbekistan.

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