Iran, Cuba finalize roadmap on barter trade
The Iranian Health Minister announces the conclusion of 13 cooperation agreements in various fields between Cuba and Iran.
Iran and Cuba have signed a document finalizing a roadmap for barter trade between the two countries.
The document was signed by Iran’s Deputy Industry Minister for Commercial and Trade Affairs Mohammad-Sadegh Mofatteh and Cuba's Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas.
The two diplomats discussed the existing capacities and market needs in various fields, and good agreements were reached for long-term cooperation.
They also stressed the need for developing industrial, mining, and trade cooperation between Tehran and Havana.
Cabrisas headed a high-ranking Cuban delegation, meeting with several Iranian officials and attending the 18th Session of the Joint Commission.
13 cooperation agreements concluded
In the same context, the Iranian Health Minister Bahram Einollahi announced the conclusion of 13 cooperation agreements in various fields between Cuba and Iran.
Einollahi considered this step is an extension of the strategic cooperation between Tehran and Havana in the sectors of health, food security, and modern technology.
He also referred to the history of medical cooperation between the two countries, which began with the production of an anti-Hepatitis B vaccine, leading to working on the production of an anti-Coronavirus vaccine.
Einollahi stressed the success of Iran and Cuba in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the unjust siege imposed on the two countries.
“Those who claim human rights have not forgiven children, with cowardly aggression in the form of sanctions against Iran and Cuba, and these sanctions have multiplied the damage caused by Covid-19,” he pointed out.
The Iranian Health Minister said he was confident that the 18th Session of the Joint Commission between Iran and Cuba will achieve good results in the expansion of bilateral relations.
On his part, Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas noted that the 19th Session of the Joint Commission between Iran and Cuba will be held in Havana next year.
Cabrisas underscored that the two countries have energies capable of implementing long-term plans until 2050, as some of them were agreed upon at the 18th meeting.
He also expressed his happiness visit Iran, stressing the continuation of cooperation between the two countries in various fields.