Salvadorian President Salvador Sánchez Cerén highlighted here today the importance of exchanges with Cuba in the field of science and technology, which will contribute to improve the quality of life and heath care in his country.
In a tour of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Sanchez Ceren knew first hand the existing opportunities for cooperation with the recently created Group of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutic Industries of Cuba, BioCubaFarma, grouping 32 firms and 78 plants.
On Monday, BioCubaFarma and the Health Ministry of El Salvador signed an agreement to establish mechanisms to supply our products and programs to Salvadorian patients.
In this regard, Sanchez Ceren said this agreement will lead to an increase in the levels of cooperation between the two nations in such an important area for the health of the Salvadorian people.
He recalled that since 2009, the government is promoting a reform in the health system in El Salvador to improve not only the quality of life, but also the quality of health care and medicines.
“The visit to this center allows us to acquire quality medicines. It is important to us not only for the opportunity of medicines, but also for the science and technology exchanges, and my country has an urgent need to be trained in this field.,” said the president.
He said Salvadorian products will also be available to Cuba.
The Head of the BioCubaFarma Business Department, Norkis Arteaga, said this agreement brings her firm and the Salvadorian Health Ministry closer, thus opening the possibility to sign other pacts for a greater access of Cuban products in El Salvador.
President Sanchez Ceren arrived in Cuba on Monday and is scheduled to wind up his visito tomorrow.
He will meet with President Raul Castro this afternoon and is scheduled to lay a wreath at the Jose Marti Monument in the Revolution Square.