It follows from the joint statement that the countries will promote cooperation in the field of health and pharmaceuticals based on the experience of cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.

"The main tasks for achieving these benchmarks are ... creating conditions for mutual supplies of vaccines and other medicines, organizing their joint production and exchange of appropriate technologies," the document, published on the Kremlin's website, says.

The head of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin said earlier that the parties had reached an agreement on the localization of production in Vietnam of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

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