Nur-Sultan, Nov. 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s BioCubaFarma business group and the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology of Kazakhstan (IPBB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation, diplomatic sources reported on Wednesday in this capital.
Biocubafarma representative for Russia and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Idania Caballero Torres, and IPBB Director Erlan Ramankulov, signed the document in the presence of Cuba’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Emilio Pevida Pupo.
The Memorandum will allow joint research in the areas of agricultural, human and environmental biotechnology and lay the legal groundwork for broad bilateral cooperation.
The delegation of BioCubaFarma and the Center of Molecular Immunology made a visit to the scientific institution, along with the Cuban ambassador and consul, where they held a meeting with executives of IPBB, subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science.
MSc. Adolfo Castillo offered a presentation on behalf of BioCubaFarma, and PhD. Mayra Ramos provided information on the innovative medical products that the Center of Molecular Immunology has developed throughout its nearly 25 years.
The IPBB was founded in 1993 by decree of the then Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, but its new headquarters are only three years old.
IPBB Director General Dr. Erlan Ramankulov studied at the same time and in the same school as some of the members of the Cuban delegation.
During the visit, managers and researchers demonstrated high recognition of Cuban biotechnology.