Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a joint effort from the BRICS countries to develop the corona virus vaccine. He suggested that the Kovid-19 vaccine Sputnik-5 developed by Russia could be produced in China and India, which are members of a group of five countries. Putin, addressing the 12th BRICS summit via video conference, said, ‘We believe that it is important to speed up the establishment of a center for the development and research of vaccines by BRICS countries, which we take the initiative of our South African friends But had agreed to do. ‘
According to ‘Sputnik’ News, ‘Putin said that Russia’s Sputnik-5 vaccine, which was registered in August, can be produced in China and India, two BRICS member countries. The summit was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Chinfing, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. It was hosted by President Putin.
Putin said, “The Russian Direct Investment Fund has entered into agreements with its Brazilian and Indian partners to conduct clinical trials of the Sputnik-5 vaccine. It has also entered into an agreement with pharmaceutical companies in China and India to start producing vaccines in these countries, which will not only meet their needs, but they will also help other countries. ‘
Significantly, on August 11, Russia became the first country in the world to register the Corona virus vaccine, named Sputnik-5. The Gamalaya Research Institute has developed this vaccine, while the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is investing abroad in the production and promotion of this vaccine. Another Russian vaccine Epicoronavac manufactured by the Vector Research Center was registered in October.