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The Secretary-General of the United Nations: We hope that the World Health Organization will approve the Russian Corona vaccine



United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed that he hopes the World Health Organization will approve the Russian Corona vaccine as soon as possible, according to the Russian TASS agency.


"I know that there are contacts at the present time between the Russian authorities and the World Health Organization," he said in an exclusive interview with the Russian news agency TASS.


Guterres said that the Russian Corona vaccine can be used in United Nations missions and can play a very important role in fighting the Corona virus epidemic, adding that we believe that the Russian vaccine can play a very important role in that battle, we need to make sure that we have vaccines available and affordable for everyone. Everywhere.


He added that the vaccine can be used in many UN operations in some vulnerable regions of the world, as we will need vaccines for our staff and the population we support in peacekeeping operations in fragile countries, so we hope that the Russian vaccine will play an important role in this regard.


He said, "The only condition that the United Nations has regarding vaccines, is that we can not use any vaccine except those approved by the World Health Organization," explaining, "I know that there are contacts at the present time between the Russian authorities and the World Health Organization, and I hope these contacts will lead. In the fastest way possible to the approval or recognition of the World Health Organization.


In September 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly that Russia is ready to provide the United Nations with the Sputnik V vaccine free of charge.

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