Cuba and Malaysia call for expanded cooperation

Cuba and Malaysia call for expanded cooperation

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations, Cuba and Malaysia called for strengthening cooperation in areas such as biotechnology and trade, local media reported Friday.

In an interview with national TV3 on the occasion of the anniversary of the bilateral ties, the Caribbean island’s ambassador, Ibete Fernandez, mentioned the possibilities of expanding ties between the two countries, despite their geographical remoteness.

Also present at the TV program was the Director of the Americas of the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, Mr. Amarjit Singh, who called on the Malaysian business sector to explore business possibilities in Cuba, as part of South-South cooperation.

On the other hand, in a ceremony held in this city to commemorate the date, the representative of the Cuban government urged the Malaysian authorities to preserve the bonds of friendship initiated by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the current Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir, more than four decades ago.

Fernandez also thanked Malaysia for its support to Cuba at the UN in the fight against the blockade imposed by the United States, which was intensified in the last year due to the measures of the Administration of the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

The meeting, where members of the Malaysian executive and friends of Cuba participated, was also a space to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, reports the Cubaminrex site.

Professional training has been one of the areas of collaboration, as more than 30 Malaysian health professionals have graduated from the island since the formalization of relations on February 6, 1975.

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