NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to accelerate work on a project to manufacture a Russian vaccine against the coronavirus in Kazakhstan. An agreement was reached during a meeting between the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration Dmitry KozakTASS reported on December 3, citing a diplomatic source.
According to him, “during Kozak’s visit to Kazakhstan the subject of the use of the production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in the republic was discussed. The parties have agreed to accelerate the implementation of this major joint project, ”the source said.
In addition, Tokayev and Kozak discussed current issues relating to the further development of integration processes and allied relations in the post-Soviet space.
On December 2, at a meeting of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Tokayev said that a plant for the production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus would be built in the republic in the near future.