HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 24 (ACN) The signing of an agreement between the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education of Mexico and the Ministry of Higher Education (MES) of Cuba has made the centers of higher learning in both countries closer and strengthened collaboration in the search for scientific development and innovation.
The attendees of the 15th Meeting of Principals of Cuba and Mexico, opened on Tuesday at the Hotel Nacional, ratified the agreement signed by Jaime Valls Esponda, executive general secretary of the Association, and Jose Ramon Saborido Loidi, head of MES.
The agreement includes the carrying out of strategic studies at this level of education, and the development of actions related to Information and Communication Technologies, the economy and society in general.
It also includes the sharing of experiences between institutions from one country and another, the establishment of agreements with local, regional, national and international organizations and support in sectors with similar development objectives.
Valls Esponda stressed the importance of strengthening higher education in both countries with a high sense of responsibility, taking into account the quality currently required by universities and in line with the ongoing challenges of the industry.
For his part, Reynaldo Velazquez Zaldivar, undergraduate director general of MES, assured that despite the limitations of the economy and the continued US blockade, Cuba is progressing in the integral development of universities by having a faculty of excellence and students who have been fully trained and highly qualified to enter the current world of work.
Academic relations between Cuba and Mexico are constantly being strengthened through higher education policies, within a framework of inclusion, social responsibility, global human resources training, scientific research, technological development and innovation, Velazquez Zaldivar added.