Mongolia-Cuba relations discussed
On April 1, Minister of Foreign Affairs B.Battsetseg received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba Raul Delgado Concepcion.
Briefing on the measures being taken by the government to fight the pandemic, Minister B.Battsetseg underscored that Cuba is successfully testing a COVID-19 vaccine. The Minister asked about the progress of the development of ‘Mambisa’ vaccine for children and expressed interest in purchasing it.
Moreover, the Minister noted that last year marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries while emphasizing her commitment to further strengthen the traditionally friendly relations and expand bilateral cooperation.
The Ambassador congratulated the Minister and conveyed the greetings from Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. He stressed the importance of increasing cooperation opportunities between the two countries in the fields of health, biotechnology, and tourism, and said that the country is ready to sign an inter-ministerial memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of health. The Ambassador also provided information on vaccines being developed by the Cuban government against COVID-19.
In addition, the sides exchanged views on organizing the fourth consultation meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Cuba virtually in the near future.