ST. PETERSBURG, June 4. /TASS/. Hungary, Vietnam, and other states are interested in producing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev told TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
"There already are important agreements on vaccine production. More and more countries are expressing an additional interest in the vaccine, namely Hungary, which said that it would like to produce the vaccine. There is interest, as you know, and we will be producing our vaccine in Italy and Iran. Vietnam has also recently expressed an interest in producing it," he noted.
The efficiency of Sputnik V reaches 97.6% based on the analysis of the COVID-19 infection rate among Russians vaccinated with both components of the vaccine from December 5, 2020, to March 31, 2021.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, is being held on June 2-5. The event includes forums touching on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME), other discussion panels such as the Healthy Society and Drug Safety forums, as well as the SPIEF Junior session.
SPIEF-2021 is being hosted in a face-to-face format with all anti-coronavirus measures in effect. TASS is the official photo hosting agency and information partner of the event.