Russia sends humanitarian aid to Latin America
Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Friday that the country sent humanitarian aid to Latin America in the Azur Air airline's flight, aiming to transport Russian citizens trapped in Latin America after the closure of airports due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The flight's destinations included Caracas, Quito, San Jose and other points, and it transferred on Thursday a significant shipment of humanitarian aid to Central America to fight against the pandemic, according to the aforementioned agency.
Russia assigned 320 sets of Covid-19 diagnostic test systems for the region, designed to perform 32,000 samples, at the request of Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo and Secretary General of the Central American Integration System, Vinicio Cerezo.
The request was also made by the president of the Central American Parliament, Nadia de Leon Torres, and the Costa Rican government.
On the same flight, 37,000 units of personal protective equipment were sent to Nicaragua, provided by the Federal Unitary State Enterprise, the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute for Vaccines and Serums; and Russia's Drug Production Company.
According to the Foreign Ministry, these companies successfully implement an innovative project in Managua to transfer Russian technology to produce immunobiological preparations abroad on the basis of the Russian-Nicaraguan biotech joint venture Mechnikov JSC.
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