TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian ambassador to Moscow said that Islamic Republic and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF are discussing the joint production of a vaccine against COVID-19, Russian media reported on Friday.

“We are holding talks, I spoke with the head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, our officials have held several rounds of consultations and we announced that we will co-operate,” Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali was cited as saying.

Thus far, Russia has struck a manufacturing partnership deal with India, which is due to produce 300 million doses of the ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine domestically. It is also discussing such partnerships with several other countries, including Brazil.