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Former Moldovan president holds talks in Moscow on Sputnik V supplies

According to Igor Dodon, an agreement was reached to hold a Russian-Moldovan business forum in the first half of next year

CHISINAU, October 21. /TASS/. The leader of the Moldovan-Russian business alliance, chair of Moldova's Party of Socialists Igor Dodon has reported that he held talks in Moscow on increasing the deliveries of the Sputnik V vaccine to Moldova with CEO of R-Pharm Alexey Repik, co-chair of the All-Russian Public Organization Business Russia.

"We have developed close relations with Business Russia. The organization’s representatives have actively participated in the Moldovan-Russian economic forums that took place in Chisinau in 2018 and 2019. Then a number of agreements were reached on developing the economic partnership. During the meeting today we agreed to expand cooperation. Additionally, I asked the Russian partners to accelerate the deliveries of vaccines against coronavirus to the Moldovan market," he wrote on his Telegram channel.

According to him, an agreement was also reached to hold a Russian-Moldovan business forum in the first half of next year.

On Tuesday, the former Moldovan president traveled to Moscow where he held several meetings with the leadership of major state and private companies. Earlier, he said that the Moldovan-Russian business alliance was created together with the Business Russia public organization. As its leader, he intends to activate bilateral economic relations and attract Russian investments to Moldova.

As head of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists parliamentary faction Zinaida Grechanyi told a TASS correspondent, the Sputnik V vaccine is well-known in Moldova for its effectiveness, some regions refused to conduct inoculation with any other jab. According to her, during Dodon’s presidency talks were held on purchasing 1 mln doses of the Russian vaccine, however, the pro-European government that came to power prefers Western manufacturers and Sputnik V, while being popular in the republic, is now inaccessible.