Thailand and Cuba to strengthen cooperation in Health Care

Thailand and Cuba to strengthen cooperation in Health Care

BANGKOK, December 3, 2020.- H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand met with the ambassador of Cuba, Héctor Conde Almeida, at the Government House.

The two officials reviewed the progress of bilateral cooperation actions in the Health Care and Biotechnology fields, and advocated further increased cooperation in the framework of the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the recent accession of Cuba to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of ASEAN, on November 9th, 2020.

The Cuban diplomat congratulated the government of Thailand and especially the Ministry of Public Health for the successful way in which Covid-19 pandemic has been handled in the Kingdom.

The Minister praised Cuba's achievements in public health, primary health care and biotechnology. Both sides agreed that the joint efforts in medical-pharmaceutical production constitute an important contribution to the well-being of both nations and exchanged information on Cuba’s innovative medical approach for the management of COVID-19 with relevant BioCubaFarma products.

Ambassador Almeida, who has evaluated his talks with minister Anutin as fruitful, presented Cuba’s Report on Resolution 74/7 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” and thanked the People and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand for the continued support to the said UN Resolution.

Cuba and Thailand were the first and second countries in the world, in 2015 and 2016 respectively, to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated the transmission of acquired immunodeficiency virus (HIV-AIDS) and syphilis from mother to child.

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