EU’s Borrell hails Russian vaccine as ‘good news for mankind’

EU’s Borrell hails Russian vaccine as ‘good news for mankind’
In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP)
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Updated 05 February 2021

EU’s Borrell hails Russian vaccine as ‘good news for mankind’

EU’s Borrell hails Russian vaccine as ‘good news for mankind’
  • Lavrov said Washington and Moscow had agreed to ‘see if there is room for acting together’ on vaccines

MOSCOW: The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday hailed the success of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, adding that he hoped it could be certified for use in the bloc.
“It’s good news for the whole of mankind because it means we will have more tools to fight the pandemic,” he said after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
Lavrov said Washington and Moscow had agreed to “see if there is room for acting together” on vaccines and that several European countries were “interested in producing the vaccine on their territory.”