Russia, Bahrain to produce Sputnik V vaccine for MENA region

PUBLISHED: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 09:02:47 GMT

MOSCOW, June 3 (Reuters) – The sovereign funds of Russia and Bahrain signed a preliminary agreement on Thursday to manufacture and distribute the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine across the Middle East and North Africa region, The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said.

RDIF provided no information on the capacity of the planned manufacturing facility under the agreement which also involves Binnopharm Group, а subsidiary of Russian investment company Sistema. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Jason Neely)

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