The Philippines can expect more Sputnik V Covid-19 antibody portions in the next coming a months after Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to build the volume of conveyances.
As indicated by an assertion from the Office of the President (OP), Putin made this responsibility in a telesummit with President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.
“President Putin said that Russia will build the volume of deliveries of Sputnik V antibodies to the Philippines,” the OP articulation read.
Duterte, as far as it matters for him, expressed gratitude toward Putin for making Sputnik V accessible to the Philippines and repeated the significance of the quick delivery of requested immunizations.
On May 30, the Philippines got 50,000 additional portions of the Sputnik V antibodies
The nation has so far got an aggregate of 80,000 Sputnik V portions, including the most recent shipment. The initial two clusters made out of 15,000 dosages each showed up on May 1 and May 12.
Sputnik V is the subsequent government-acquired antibodies that have been conveyed to the nation after China’s Sinovac-CoronaVac.
In the same telesummit, Duterte and Putin shared a promise to further strengthen bilateral ties on the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the Russian Federation.
“The Philippines and Russia have indeed a lot to celebrate. Our cooperation continues to strengthen and gain new momentum,” Duterte was quoted as saying.
More than 30 agreements have been concluded and key bilateral mechanisms have been established over the last five years.
Duterte expressed confidence that the Philippines will “sustain the current upward trajectory” of the relations by deepening partnership, especially in trade and investment, defense, energy, space, and people-to-people exchanges.
He stated significant progress in the purchasing of 16 heavy-lift helicopters, adding that the Philippines looks forward to cooperating with Russia to speed up the modernization of defense assets and systems.
Duterte also exclaimed the need to enhance market access of Philippine products to Russia, stating that local companies are ready to export more products to Moscow while noting that the Philippines has preferential access to global markets.
He expressed appreciation to the Russian government for the warm hospitality extended to more than 10,000 Filipinos in Russia.
With additional report: pna.com, Azer Parrocha
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