Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed on a procedure for the recognition of vaccination certificates

10 February


The ministries of health of Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed on the procedure for the recognition of certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, now there is work on data protection and medical secrecy, said Alexander Sternik, Director of the Third Department of the CIS countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in an interview with RIA Novosti.


As the diplomat noted, the production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V was launched in Karaganda at the end of 2021, and positive results of the vaccine study were obtained.


"Based on the existing political decision, the ministries of health of Russia and Kazakhstan agreed on the procedure for the recognition of vaccination certificates. "Digital" agencies joined the work in order to ensure reliable protection of personal data, medical privacy, and so on," Sternik said.


He recalled that last February Uzbekistan certified Sputnik V and started its production in summer and in October 2021 the first industrial batch of 260 thousand doses was produced.


The diplomat said that there are still no talks with Turkmenistan on mutual recognition of the vaccination certificates, but there is close cooperation.


Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia plans to arrange for mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, including COVID-19, with a number of countries. She noted that, as a matter of principle, Russia supports the initiative of its Kazakhstani partners on vaccination certificates.

 

 

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Based on materials from RIA Novosti