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Cuba and Japan for deepening relations of friendship and cooperation

Marrero-llegda-Vietnam-sept22The Prime Ministers of Cuba and Japan, Manuel Marrero Cruz and Fumio Kishida, agreed during a meeting at the Akasaka Palace, in Tokyo, on the importance of strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

The also member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba reiterated his condolences for the death of Shinzo Abe, the first acting Japanese president who visited the Caribbean nation and a key figure in the advancement of bilateral ties.

Marrero insisted on the sympathy of the Cuban people for Japan and conveyed the greetings of Army General Raúl Castro and President Miguel Díaz-Canel. At the same time, he thanked the Japanese position of support for the Cuban resolution against the blockade that is presented in the United Nations General Assembly.

He also took the opportunity to thank the Japanese Government for the donation of medical equipment and vehicles for public and communal transportation on the Island, as part of the non-reimbursable financial aid.

At the meeting, Marrero Cruz ratified the willingness to strengthen, expand and diversify bilateral relations.

The Cuban Prime Minister mentioned some of the actions undertaken by the State to recover from the complex economic situation that the country is going through, as a consequence of the blockade imposed by the United States and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

For his part, Kishida thanked Marrero for his presence at Abe’s state funeral and stressed that his government will develop the diplomatic legacy inherited from the former prime minister.

Likewise, he lamented the damage caused by Hurricane Ian in Cuban territory and recalled his visit to Havana in 2015, when he exchanged with Commander in Chief Fidel Castro on issues such as the historic friendship that unites both countries, Japanese migration to Cuba and the common position against nuclear weapons.

The meeting with Kishida marked the end of Marrero’s visit to Japan.

The Prime Minister also spoke with the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Saito Tetsuo, about opportunities for joint development in the tourism sector, as well as the business opportunities that Cuba offers in this area.

Prime Minister Marrero Cruz begins official visit to Vietnam

Marrero Cruz was received at the Noi Bai International Airport by the Minister and Head of the Government Office, Tran Van Son, and Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc. Photo: PL.

On the second leg of his Asia tour, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for a three-day official visit to Vietnam.

Marrero Cruz was received at the Noi Bai International Airport by the Minister and Head of the Government Office, Tran Van Son, and Vice Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc.

The Cuban head of government will begin his activities tomorrow by paying tribute to the memory of the hero of Vietnamese independence, President Ho Chi Minh, in the mausoleum erected in Ba Dinh Square, where his remains rest since August 1975, when inaugurated

He will then go to the Presidential Palace, where the welcome ceremony will be held, and then hold official talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Subsequently, the also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will be decorated with the Ho Chi Minh medal, in the last activity scheduled for the morning session.

In the afternoon, he will hold a meeting with the President of the National Assembly (Parliament), Vuong Dinh Hue, and then pay a courtesy visit to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong, before meeting with President from the Asian country, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

On Friday the 30th, the prime minister and his entourage will participate in a Vietnam-Cuba Business Forum and then will meet with members of the state mission, Cubans residing in Vietnam and representatives of solidarity groups, before traveling to the southern Ho Chi Minh City.

There they will visit the historic Cu Chi tunnels and the High Technology Industrial Park, and will hold a meeting with government and political leaders of the city.

From Ho Chi Minh City, Marrero Cruz will travel to Laos on October 2, the second stage of his tour of Southeast Asia, the first he has carried out in his capacity as head of the Cuban Government. The tour also includes a visit to Cambodia.

Cuba and Vietnam evaluate advances and possibilities in medical and pharmaceutical cooperation

With Vietnamese health authorities, the Cuban minister and the officials accompanying him discussed the current situation of medical cooperation between the two countries. Photo: Taken from @japortalmiranda.

As part of the government visit to Vietnam, the Cuban Minister of Health, José Angel Portal Miranda, addressed the current situation of medical cooperation between the two countries and the implementation of actions in that Asian country in a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Health of the Asian country. ambit.

On Twitter, Portal Miranda reported that “together with representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, doctors graduated in Cuba and businessmen, we then shared an update on cooperation possibilities in health.”

As part of the program, two memorandums of understanding were signed between the representative of the Cuban Medical Services Marketer in Vietnam, Roberto Baños, and Lac Viet Group and Tele Clinic, from the Indochinese country.

According to the Cuban minister, the delegation from the Cuban medical and biopharmaceutical sector toured areas of the Bao Son general hospital and exchanged with the president of the Bao Son Group, the director of the medical institution and several Vietnamese health professionals.

Likewise, he held a meeting with the deputy director of the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Hospital, where Cuban specialists work.

As part of their agenda, Portal Miranda and the president of BioCubaFarma, Eduardo Martínez Díaz, among other members of the Cuban delegation, evaluated cooperation in the medical-pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry with regulatory authorities and Vietnamese businessmen who market Cuban products, a topic of mutual interest.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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