Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Putin and Assad discuss supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed the issue of supplying Russian coronavirus vaccines to Syria in a phone call with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin reported Monday following the conversation initiated by the Syrian leader.

"Current issues on the bilateral agenda were discussed, primarily the prospects for further development of trade, economic and humanitarian ties as well as cooperation in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection, including supplies of Russian vaccines," the Kremlin noted in a statement.

Assad also expressed gratitude to Russia for support and assistance for the Syrian people, TASS reported.

On February 22, Damascus authorized Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to be used in the country.

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