BANGKOK, February 22, 2021.- The Director General of the American and South Pacific Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, ambassador Witchu Vejjajiva, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to Thailand, Héctor Conde Almeida, for a meeting at the headquarters of that Ministry.
This year we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the historic World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, but the goals established in the Durban Plan and Programme of Action are yet to be achieved. We are no way near the materialization of the 2030 Agenda either.
The Cuban government recently announced that its Soberana II vaccine against COVID-19 will soon enter Phase III trials, bringing the country one important step closer to producing Latin America’s first vaccine against the virus. Far from being an overnight success, Cuba’s ability to develop a vaccine is the result of decades-long investment in its biopharmaceutical industry, which in its early stages of development was supported by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Havana (Xinhua)- Cuba could deliver the first million doses of its Soberana 02 COVID-19 vaccine candidate by late April, the country's biopharmaceutical authorities said Thursday during a televised address.
"Cuban vaccines are going well," said Eduardo Martinez, president of BioCubaFarma, a state company gathering 21 research centers and 32 companies. "Cuba will be one of the first nations to immunize its entire population."
New York, 4 February 2021. By signing and ratifying today the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Cuba reaffirms its commitment to nuclear disarmament and to the complete and effective ban on all nuclear tests, including nuclear explosions, subcritical tests and other sophisticated methods.
With this action Cuba reaffirms its condemnation of the proliferation of subcritical tests and the increase in expenses to improve such tests. It also supports the closure and dismantling of all facilities used for such purposes and their associated infrastructure.