RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas today congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the production and regulatory approval of the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after effectively passing all tests.
"We congratulate you, Mr. President, and through you we highly value the efforts of the Russian scientists, laboratories and your government for being the leader of this unique scientific discovery," the President said in the congratulatory message to Putin.
"We wish you, your people and your friendly country more successes while looking forward to your valuable instructions that our people benefit from this vaccine so that the State of Palestine will be one of the first countries to receive your attention in this regard, especially since you have already provided us with assistance and medical equipment to deal with this critical pandemic.”
The President wished his Russian counterpart good health and joy, and his country and people prosperity and progress.
Putin confirmed today that Russia has developed the first safe anti-corona vaccine, which has been given regulatory approval after testing it on humans, including his daughter. Mass production is expected in a couple of months.