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BUDAPEST, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Russia will allow Hungarian docs and scientific specialists to take a look at the manufacturing technique and laboratory tests for its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, Hungarian overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto stated on Friday.

The deal represents Hungarian top Minister Viktor Orban's newest high-profile accord with Moscow after a 12.5 billion euro ($14.9 billion) challenge to extend the Paks nuclear power plant and the prospect of additional gas imports from Russia beyond 2021.

"we're working on getting a safe vaccine to the Hungarian americans as quickly as feasible," Szijjarto said in a joint information convention with Russian fitness Minister Mikhail Murashko, adding that Hungary desired to gain a vaccine in December or January.

Szijjarto noted subsequent week's talk over with via Hungarian docs may accelerate a ruling about use of the vaccine in Hungary.

"We stay in shut contact with the Russian govt and once medical trials are accomplished and Hungarian fitness specialists make their ruling, we can be in a position to discuss particular quantities," Szijjarto pointed out.

Hungary's plans to conduct trials of and maybe produce the Russian vaccine, an unprecedented step for an european member state, have brought to latest frictions with Brussels.

below european guidelines, Sputnik V ought to be authorised by using the eu drugs agency before it can also be marketed in any state of the 27-nation bloc, the EMA has mentioned.

Mass vaccination in Russia, which has the realm's fifth-optimum variety of recorded COVID-19 situations, has yet to start as section III clinical trials continue.

Hungary and Russia have agreed that, after next week's talk over with through Hungarian doctors, Russia might ship some of the vaccine to Budapest as quickly as December.

Hungary has also secured over 12 million doses of vaccines from western prescription drugs groups and is also in talks with China and Israel about skills vaccine shipments, the government has stated. ($1 = 0.8389 euros) (Reporting by using Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs editing by means of Kevin Liffey and David Goodman)

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