BANGKOK, June 16, 2017 - The Minister of Economy and Digital Society of Thailand, Pichet Durongkaveroj, welcomed today the Ambassador of Cuba, Héctor Conde Almeida.
In the cordial meeting the good state of bilateral relations was confirmed and the mutual will to continue strengthening them was reiterated, with special mention to the historical significance of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries to be held in May 2018.
Both parties agreed on the key role of computerization and digitization, as part of the national scientific-technical development, for the achievement of a prosperous and sustainable model of society. The potential of bilateral cooperation in this important field was addressed, including its applications in priority areas of cooperation between the two countries. Minister Pichet, who was also Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand, praised the scientific development of Cuba and its achievements in the fields of health and education.
The Cuban diplomat highlighted the joint actions in biotechnological applications and medical-pharmaceutical production, as a contribution to the Development Strategy 4.0 in Thailand, as well as the importance of the complementary development of these fields with computer science and nanosciences. He took advantage of the meeting to invite the Minister to participate in the Second International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, to be held in Havana in February 2018.
The Cuban Ambassador addressed the wide defamatory campaign to which the Cuban Revolution has been subjected for 58 years and thanked the Minister for the support of the Thai people and government to the United Nations Resolution on the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States government against Cuba.