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Brazil's Bolsonaro speaks to Russia's Putin about Sputnik vaccine

BRASILIA, April 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday about "the acquisition and manufacture of Sputnik vaccines in Brazil" and other topics, Bolsonaro's office said in a statement.

Bolsonaro emphasized that it was necessary for Russia to open up to imports from more Brazilian meatpacking plants, the statement said. The two leaders also discussed trade, defense cooperation, science and technology. (Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu)