France, Germany and Russia discuss cooperation on Covid vaccines

France, Germany and Russia discuss cooperation on Covid vaccines

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                Les dirigeants de la France, de l'Allemagne et de la Russie ont discuté mardi de l'utilisation du vaccin Covid-19 développé par la Russie dans l'Union européenne, selon des déclarations officielles lors d'une conférence téléphonique qui a également abordé des questions d'intérêt mondial, notamment les conflits en Ukraine et en Syrie. la situation du critique moscovite Alexei Navalny.

                                    <p>Le président français Emmanuel Macron, la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel et le président russe Vladimir Poutine ont discuté de la coopération en matière de vaccins et d'autres questions d'intérêt mondial lors d'une visioconférence mardi soir, a déclaré le bureau de Macron.

A statement from the French presidency said the three leaders discussed the prospects of rolling out the Russian-designed Sputnik V vaccine in the European Union, where it is currently under review by drug regulators.

The EU’s European Medicines Agency this month began examining Sputnik V, whose vaccine Russia is marketing overseas despite a slow rollout at home.

France and Germany said the three leaders discussed possibilities for cooperation in the vaccine sector and assured that the EMA will review Sputnik V to the same standards applied to other vaccines.

Commitments in the agreement with Ukraine

Macron, Merkel and Putin are also discussing the health and rights of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, especially with regard to the European Convention on Human Rights, of which Moscow is a member.

Macron’s office also stressed the need for Russia to act decisively to secure a steadily violated ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists are fighting with pro-government forces. since shortly after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014.

France insisted on maintaining the 2015 Minsk agreements negotiated by France and Germany as a solution to the conflict. Moscow said Putin had insisted that Ukraine honor its obligations under the agreements to grant special status to the eastern regions.

The leaders also spoke of the humanitarian situation in Syria and the commitment to dialogue on the Iranian nuclear program, according to the Elysee press release.

(with press wires)



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