HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 2 (ACN) Marcia Cobas, Cuba's Deputy Minister of Health, and Emine Alp Mese, her Turkish counterpart, had a fruitful exchange on the possibilities of joint cooperation in medical services and biotechnological products.
Both health authorities also referred to the measures adopted by each nation for the management and confrontation of COVID-19, according to the official website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
During the second meeting of the Cuba-Turkey bi-national working group, held online, Cobas reported on the innovative and highly effective products in the fight against the disease developed by the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry.
Another important point of the meeting focused on the respective work in the development of vaccines against the pandemic; with highlight to ¨Soberana01, ¨first vaccine candidate in Cuba and in Latin America to be registered by the World Health Organization.
Both senior officials were accompanied by executives and researchers from their respective ministries, as well as representatives of prestigious scientific, biopharmaceutical and regulatory entities from both countries.
The forum gives continuity to the guidelines drawn up by the Cuban and Turkish health ministers, José Angel Portal and Fahrettin Koca, respectively, during their meeting last year at the World Health Assembly, held in Switzerland.