As promised by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that he would fully disclose the agreement signed with the Cuban government since there was nothing to hide, the Ministry complied and delivered the text to all press media and on its website.
The document states that on May 8, in Havana, the Mexican Minister of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela, and his Cuban counterpart, José Ángel Portal Miranda, signed the Cooperation Agreement between the Mexican Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba in the field of health.
Its objective is to establish the legal framework of reference, through which both agencies will develop technical, scientific and academic cooperation activities.
It also establishes in Article II “Areas and modalities of cooperation”, that both will be able to send specialists to provide services in prevention, public health, care and telementoring in health units or institutions, propose and make available annual spaces for the training of medical specialists.
Both countries will also enter into agreements on medicines and vaccines, scientific research and any other area agreed upon in writing.
Regarding medicines and vaccines, the document specifies that according to their needs and in accordance with the corresponding legal procedures, both countries will be able to acquire medicines, vaccines and all kinds of medical manufacturing equipment.
Regarding scientific research, the two countries will establish a technical-regulatory committee to develop joint actions.