The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Budapest signed a contract for the supply of Sputnik V to Hungary.
This was reported in the Ministry of Health after the meeting of the head of the department, Mikhail Murashko, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary, Peter Siyarto, who is on a visit to Moscow.
“The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached at the 13th meeting of the intergovernmental commission, held on November 27, 2020 in Budapest. The main <…> was cooperation in the health sector and, in particular, the issue of supplying the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to Hungary “, – said in the message of the Ministry of Health.
Siyjarto called accelerating vaccinations a national priority and stressed that it would save the lives of many Hungarians.
“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to inform you that today we have concluded an agreement under which Russia will supply the vaccine to Hungary in three stages,” he said after talks with Murashko.
Hungary was the first in the European Union to approve the use of the Russian “Sputnik V” and register it under an accelerated procedure. Similar plans were announced in the UAE, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay and Turkmenistan. In addition, he is registered in Belarus.
Sputnik V is the world’s first drug for the prevention of coronavirus. It was created at the Gamaleya Center in cooperation with RDIF. Russians have been vaccinating them since December. Studies have shown high efficiency and safety.