Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in Mexico “soon,” according to a phone call Monday between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Monday morning.

Ebrard indicated in a message on his Twitter account that as a result of the conversation between the two leaders, the undersecretary of health of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell, “will be able to advance with the support of the Russian government to ensure the arrival of the Sputnik V vaccine to the brevity”.

After a “cordial and successful” conversation between the two, Vice Minister of Health Hugo López Gatell will work with the Russian government to advance delivery of the vaccine, Ebrard said.

The phone call between President López Obrador and President Putin is one of the first engagements scheduled for López Obrador since he tested positive for covid-19 on Sunday. He participated in the call from his residence in the presidential palace.

The president of Mexico said on his Twitter account on Monday that during his call with Putin he thanked him for “the decision to send us 24 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine for the next two months.” The president also wrote that he invited Putin to visit Mexico.

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