"This agreement is only the first step towards establishing comprehensive bilateral cooperation, which includes not only the supply of the Russian vaccine, but also the creation in Malaysia of its own research base for its production," TASS quotes the Russian ambassador to Malaysia Nail Latypov.

The signing ceremony was held in the format of a teleconference, and the Minister of Health of Malaysia, Adham Baba, took part in it.

It is specified that "Sputnik V" for Malaysia will be produced at sites in India, China and South Korea.

Earlier, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, after a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced an agreement on the supply of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V.