05:42 GMT22 June 2021
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    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The presidents of Serbia and Argentina will join a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin's participation through videolink later on Friday and announce the launch of the production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in their countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

    "The presidents of Argentina and Serbia...will launch Sputnik V production in their countries", Peskov told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

    SPIEF-2021 is taking place from Wednesday through Saturday in person at the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Centre in St. Petersburg. The Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is a media partner of the event.

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced in March that it had reached an agreement with Serbia's Torlak Institute to produce Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the country.

    Argentina, in turn, became the first Latin American country to start production of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in April.

    Argentina, Serbia, Russia, vaccine, COVID-19
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