Envoy: Iran Cooperating with Russia in Production of COVID-19 Vaccine
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazzem Jalali announced on Friday that Tehran is determined to cooperate with Moscow in developing a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Speaking at a press conference in the Russian capital, Jalali said that Iran and Russia continue to cooperate on producing a COVID-19 vaccine and consultations are still underway in this regard.
In a relevant development earlier in September, Jalali and CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev in a video conference reviewed joint production of vaccine for coronavirus in Iran.
During the online meeting, Jalali congratulated the Russian government for its success in producing COVID-19 vaccine, and called for health and medical cooperation between the two countries.
He also pointed to negotiations between Iranian and Russian health ministers and the agreement between two sides with regard to the joint cooperation.
Jalali referred to the results of cooperation between Iran's Pasteur Institute and the National Gamaleya Center of Russia and hoped for starting the process of making vaccine as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Dmitriev expressed happiness over two countries’ cooperation in mass production of COVID-19 vaccine.
Russia is the first country in the world which has unveiled COVID19 vaccine.