On December 15th, 2020, a meeting took place in Moscow between the Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, and the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed the main areas of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Russia in the fight against coronavirus infection COVID-19 and for ensuring epidemiological safety.
The Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, expressed his gratitude to the Russian side for providing humanitarian assistance to Kyrgyzstan in this difficult period for the country connected to the spread of coronavirus infections. He emphasized the special role of a group of medical specialists in overcoming the peak of coronavirus infections in the country in July of the current year.
The Ministers of Health of the two states noted with regret that the number of new cases of coronavirus infection is currently increasing. Due to these developments and taking into consideration the best practices of Russia of fighting coronavirus infection, the sides discussed the possibility of joint measures and humanitarian medical assistance to Kyrgyzstan, including possible supplies of “Sputnik – V” vaccine.
In his turn, the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko, noted that given the friendly relations between the two states, the Russian side is giving particular attention to the matter of providing all possible assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the fight against coronavirus infection. Additionally, the sides discussed the possibility of launching the production of the Russian “Sputnik-V” vaccine on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.
As a result of the meeting, the sides agreed to make joint efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.