Russia is open to cooperation with other countries in the production of coronavirus vaccines, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint news conference with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.
"Of course, we are very much open to cooperation with other [foreign] vaccine manufacturers. We have reiterated that. Should they take a similar interest, I think a very positive process of collaboration might come out," he said.
Earlier, Guterres urged the UN staff in the countries that had approved the use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be vaccinated with it. He also dubbed the policy of "vaccine nationalism" as a big mistake.