Iran, Cuba bolster health co-op

September 20, 2016

TEHRAN — Tehran and Havana signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to enhance bilateral cooperation in the health sector, IRNA news agency reported.

Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi and Cuban Minister of Public Health Roberto Morales Ojeda inked the MOU in Havana with the two countries’ presidents Hassan Rouhani and Raul Castro in attendance.

The MOU is seeking bilateral cooperation in various healthcare issues including treatment, research projects, training programs, and pharmaceuticals.

Other MOUs are due to be signed in fields of agriculture and environmental technologies and banking sector on Tuesday Cuba local time.

The Iranian delegation headed by president Rouhani entered Cuba on Monday. Rouhani is scheduled to attend the 71st session of the United Nation General Assembly in New York to deliver a speech.

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