Maduro thanks Putin for contribution to vaccination in Venezuela

Maduro thanks Putin for contribution to vaccination in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his contribution into the launch of the novel coronavirus vaccination campaign in Venezuela.

"After three months of serious and important work with our Russian brothers, we signed an agreement today to purchase the first 10 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. I thank President Putin for this important step towards the launch of the vaccination campaign in Venezuela," Maduro said in a Twitter post.

In a Telesur TV broadcast earlier in the day, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced that the country had signed an agreement to purchase the Russian vaccine, TASS reported.

Besides, it was reported that Caracas received 2,000 doses of the Russian vaccine to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials. Rodriguez also spoke in favor of producing it on the territory of Venezuela.

On December 12, Nicolas Maduro Guerra, the son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was among the first in the country to receive the Russian coronavirus vaccine.

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