MOSCOW, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Iran and Russia's sovereign
wealth fund RDIF are discussing the joint production of a
vaccine against COVID-19, Russian news agencies cited the
Iranian ambassador to Moscow as saying 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.
(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Polina Ivanova;
Editing by Toby Chopra)