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No co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece, says Foreign Ministry

The Greek Foreign Ministry dismissed media reports on Friday claiming a possibility of co=production of the Russian anti-Covid19 vaccine SPUTNIK-V in the country.

The possibility of co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece was never mentioned during a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, foreign ministry press spokesperson Alexandros Papaioannou said in reply to a question on Friday.

“During the meeting of Foreign Minister Dendias with his Russian counterpart Mr. Lavrov in Athens on October 26, 2020, developments on the pandemic were discussed, among other things,” said Papaioannou.

“In this context, the Russian minister referred to developments regarding the manufacturing and production of a Russian vaccine to treat COVID-19. At no time, however, did he refer to its co-production with our country,” he added.

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