OFFICIAL TALKS HELD BETWEEN MONGOLIA AND CUBA
/16.09.2016/ On the sidelines of an Official Visit to the Republic of Cuba, the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj held official talks with the President of the Council of State and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro.
His Excellency Raul Castro expressed appreciation to the President of Mongolia for paying an Official Visit to Cuba and noted that he always remembers his visit to Mongolia in 1970 with pleasure. He noted with satisfaction that although the both countries are on opposite sides of the globe, have supported each other at the international arena over the years, and highlighted the importance of continuing this traditional relations.
President Elbegdorj expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Raul Castro and the people of Cuba for the warm welcome accorded to him on his arrival in Havana and noted that Cuba is the first country of South America to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia and emphasized that the bilateral relations have been strengthened between the both countries in the past 50 years.
At the meeting, the both parties emphasized the importance of cooperation in education sector and agreed to increase the amount of scholarships granted by the Government of Cuba. Since 1994, the Government of Cuba has granted scholarships for 2-3 Mongolian students majoring in dentistry and medical sciences and as of 2016, a total of 140 Mongolian students were awarded scholarships from the Government of Cuba.
The both parties discussed to cooperate in agriculture, production of biological and organic products, pharmaceutical and medical industries, and agreed to export vaccinations of Hepatitis B and C and chronic foot infection caused by diabetes from Cuba to Mongolia.
Official talks between Mongolia and Cuba lasted over five hours touching upon a wide range of issues.
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