Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. AK Abdul Momen (BSS)
Dhaka (UNA-OIC) – Russia has proposed to manufacture its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Bangladesh in collaboration with the local pharmaceuticals under a co-production arrangement while Bangladesh is searching other sources apart from India to get vaccines.
“We agreed with them (Russia) on co-production (of vaccine) … though it’s not finalized yet,” Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. AK Abdul Momen told BSS in a recent interview.
Dr. Momen said Moscow gave the proposal to manufacture its vaccine here as currently, Russia does not have that much production capacity to export its vaccine to Bangladesh.
As per the proposal, Russia will provide the technology and Bangladeshi pharmaceutical companies will produce the Sputnik V vaccine here, he said, adding “If things go well, it will be cheap and hopefully it will be better.”