India, Cuba to cooperate over biotech & traditional medicine

During the delegation level talks between the presidents of India and Cuba, both countries agreed to enhance cooperation in sectors of biotechnology, renewable energy, and traditional medicine

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The President, Mr Ram Nath Kovind and the President of Cuba, Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel witnessing the various signing of agreements between India and Cuba, at Revolution Palace, in Cuba on June 22, 2018.

New Delhi: During his visit to Cuba, the President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind delivered many keynote lectures besides holding deliberations with his Cuban counterpart, Mr Diaz-Canel.

Among various areas of mutual partnership, both countries agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of biotechnology, renewable energy, and traditional medicine. Two Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) were signed in the areas of biotechnology and traditional medicine and homeopathy.

President Kovind was accompanied by 9 Indian biotechnology companies on this visit and these companies had engaging discussions with their Cuban counterparts. Both countries thus set the stage for making significant progress in biotechnology cooperation.

President Kovind thanked President Diaz-Canel for Cuba’s becoming a founding member of the International Solar Alliance and sought his support to help the Alliance combat Climate Change. Cuba reiterated support for India’s candidature for a permanent seat in the Security Council.

The President who was on his state visit to three countries- Greece, Suriname, and Cuba, returned back to New Delhi after successful culmination of the trip.