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Syria and Cuba strengthen health cooperation

Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Health Minister Hassan Muhammad al-Ghobash on Wednesday reiterated Syria's willingness to promote cooperation with Cuba in several aspects related to the health sector.

We have confidence in the innovative medicines produced by Cuba and their effectiveness, as well as in the capacity of the Cuban scientists, who have made significant contributions to the world, the minister said when he received Cuban Ambassador Luis Mariano Hernández at the Ministry’s headquarters.

He assured that the bilateral cooperation could cover training Syrian health professionals, especially in nursing, and the registration of medicines, as the agreement signed between the two countries in 2018 establishes.

Al-Ghoubash stressed the excellent relations between the two countries at the people and governmental levels and called for finding ways to overcome the difficulties that prevent cooperation from practical steps.

He referred to his recent meeting with his Cuban counterpart José Ángel Miranda during the 76th session of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) held in Geneva, he restated his country’s appreciation and gratitude to Cuba for the aid offered in health matters.

Both parties agreed to continue coordination and consultation.

Deputy Health Minister for Pharmaceutical Affairs and Medical Engineering Razan Sallouta, her counterpart for Medical Affairs Ahmad Dumerieh, and the directors of International Relations and Planning attended the meeting.


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