ArmInfo. "According to my information, negotiations have been underway since December. I hope that in the near future the negotiation process will be completed and Armenia will move on to concrete implementation of the project, "he stressed.
To remind, as ArmInfo previously reported, within the framework of the EAEU, the Russian side proposed to Armenia to create a joint venture for the production of "Sputnik V". Moreover, the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is ready to undertake the financing of this project. This proposal was also voiced by the official representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission Iya Malkina. The information was also confirmed directly in the EEC Industrial Policy Department, noting that the Armenian side did not officially respond to the proposal, only saying that the country, allegedly, is not able to establish such production due to the lack of production capabilities and necessary competencies.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health itself then informed that they did not share the opinion that Armenia is not in a position to launch 'Sputnik V' production.
To note, Armenia has already imported 24 thousand doses of the British-Swedish vaccines AstraZeneca and 15 thousand doses of the Russian "Sputnik V". Soon as noted the head of the health department, the delivery of the American-made Novavax vaccine is expected, and there are also agreements with the Chinese side. Days earlier, the Minister of Health of Armenia Anahit Avanesyan announced that an agreement had been reached with the Russian Federation on the purchase of 1 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. According to her, it is planned to vaccinate 20% of the population in Armenia by the end of the year.