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China recognizes Russian vaccines against covid

26.01.2022 86 просмотров

Informal recognition of Russian vaccines in China has already taken place.


Informal recognition of Russian vaccines by China has already taken place, since Russian athletes who arrived in Beijing for the Olympics enjoy equal rights with vaccinated foreign athletes. Andrey Denisov, Russian Ambassador to China, said this at a press conference on Tuesday.


“It seems to me that these issues will rather be resolved through international organizations. The World Health Organization has already recognized two Chinese vaccines and is preparing to recognize our Sputnik vaccine. Through such international structures, apparently, mutual recognition will happen," he said.


“At this stage, we noting that our athletes, vaccinated with Russian vaccines, enjoy the same rights at the Olympic Games as all other athletes . Therefore, I would say that the informal recognition of our vaccine in China for this particular group of people has already taken place,” the diplomat said.


“This also applies to everyone else: China has not yet officially recognized any of foreign vaccines, but athletes who came to the Olympic Games than  no matter if they get vaccinated, they enjoy equal rights,” added the ambassador. He also joked that he was personally interested in the soonest mutual recognition of vaccination certificates by the authorities of the two countries, since he had already been vaccinated four times with one of the Chinese drugs.

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