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Sweden shows signs of interest in Russian coronavirus vaccine

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 15, 2020
Swedish experts have begun paying attention to cooperation with Russia on its coronavirus vaccine dubbed Sputnik V, Russian Ambassador to Sweden Viktor Tatarintsev told TASS Tuesday.
Viktor Tatarintsev
Ambassador   Viktor Tatarintsev
"We note that Stockholm has started showing signs of interest in the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V," he underlined.

Topics: Sweden Russia

According to the envoy, Moscow used diplomatic channels to send Sweden a cooperation offer on the vaccine’s use, production and dissemination, but Russia is still awaiting an official response.

At the same time, the diplomat emphasized the fact that Swedish official experts had started paying attention to the vaccine though local media.

In particular, he highlighted the fact that the Swedish government’s coordinator for coronavirus vaccination Rikard Bergstrom told Dagens Nyheter that the vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya center is "interesting." The Swede also confirmed that the Russian cooperation offer is being studied now, he is soon planning to discuss the potential cooperation on the vaccine with Russian experts.

The newspaper also cited the comment of the Russian ambassador on advantages of the Russian vaccine and prospects of commercial cooperation to advance it in the world.