20:53 GMT20 April 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, who is recovering from COVID-19, to wish him a speedy recovery, the Kremlin said.

    Fernandez tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. On the same day, doctors assessed the president's health as stable.

    "Vladimir Putin congratulated Alberto Fernandez on his past birthday and wished him a speedy and full recovery," the Kremlin said.

    In turn, Fernandez said that he highly appreciates Russia's assistance to Argentina in the fight against COVID-19.

    "The President of Argentina thanked for the words of support and noted the trust with which he relates to the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, thanks to which he experiences a mild form of the disease. Russia’s assistance in combating the spread of coronavirus was highly appreciated and interest in further close cooperation, including the continuation of the supply of Sputnik V to Argentina, was expressed," the Kremlin added.

    Argentina started vaccinating its population using Sputnik V shots in December.

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