During a telephone conversation, the presidents of Brazil and Russia, Jair Bolsonaro and Vladimir Putin, discussed the acquisition and production of the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus, the press service of the Brazilian leader said.
It is noted that, in addition to Bolsonaro, from the Brazilian side, the ministers of foreign affairs and health, the head of the general secretariat of the presidential administration and the secretariat for strategic issues, as well as the head of the National Agency for Sanitary Inspection, took part in the conversation.
It is emphasized that, in addition to the issue of the Sputnik V vaccine, the topics of bilateral trade, cooperation in the defense industry, in the field of science and technology were touched upon.
For example, Bolsonaro stressed the need to increase the number of Brazilian enterprises that are allowed to export meat products to Russia.
We will remind, the production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus “Sputnik V” started in Brazil in mid-January. At the end of March, the first batch of the drug was produced.
It was also reported that the US was trying to persuade Brazil to abandon the purchase of Sputnik V.