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Russian ambassador praises Thai responses to COVID-19, invites vaccine cooperation

21 Aug 2020

The Russian Ambassador to Thailand, Evgeny Tomikhin, appreciated Thailand's progress in implementing steps to control the 2019 (COVID-19) coronavirus pandemic and encouraged the sharing of knowledge and strategies to establish an effective disease vaccine.


Prof. Dr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister, welcomed the Russian ambassador to his new post in Thailand, affirming close relations between Thailand and Russia, and applauding the envoy for his role in strengthening relations. The Deputy Prime Minister gave his assurance that he would support all aspects of working with Russia, especially those in which he is directly involved, including justice, culture, and education.


The diplomat said the situation of COVID-19 has improved in Russia, though acknowledging the considerable success of Thailand in this matter. Throughout the crisis, he appreciated the Thai government and its related agencies for their support to the Russians in Thailand.


Russia declared its progress in producing a COVID-19 vaccine and stated its readiness to exchange knowledge with Thailand. As for the epidemic dampening Thai-Russian relations, the Ambassador told his audience that their fundamental links remain high and that there is still tremendous scope for cooperation.