Putin and Bolsonaro talk authorization, production of Russia’s Sputnik V in Brazil

Putin and Bolsonaro talk authorization, production of Russia’s Sputnik V in Brazil

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro had a phone call Tuesday to discuss prospects of development of the bilateral relations as well as issues of practical cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus, including registration of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in Brazil, its supplies and production, the Kremlin press service reported.

"A phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was initiated by the Brazilian side. Commitment to active joint work in line with the Russian-Brazilian strategic partnership was reaffirmed. Mutual interest in gradual boosting of trade and economic ties was expressed. Various aspects of practical cooperation in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection were discussed, including the registration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Brazil, organization of supplies as well as production of this shot in the country," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin and Bolsonaro underlined that they intend to maintain personal contact on all the mentioned issues.

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