Sputnik Rostislav Netisov
Russia is discussing with representatives of the African Union the possibility of supplying the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine against the Coronavirus to the African continent, according to the Russian Embassy in Ethiopia, today, Saturday.
The diplomatic mission to “Interfax” agency said that this possibility was discussed in January by representatives of the Russian Fund for Direct Investments, an institution that holds exclusive rights to supply “Sputnik V” abroad, with members of the team concerned with the acquisition of vaccines against Corona to the African Union, representatives of the Union Commission, and the Federation Center African Disease Control, and the African Export-Import Bank.
Russia’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Yevgeny Terikhov, is Russia’s plenipotentiary to the African Union representative in Addis Ababa.
Earlier, the “Sputnik V” vaccine (developed by the “Gamalia” Scientific Center at the Russian Ministry of Health) obtained an emergency use license in Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay and Turkmenistan. The aforementioned vaccine was officially registered in Russia and Belarus, in addition to reports received last Thursday about its registration in Hungary and the United Arab Emirates.
Algeria remains the only country on the African continent in which “Sputnik V” is registered.