NEW INTERGOVERNMENTAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN CUBA AND ALGERIA

HAVANA, --Between 8 and 10 of May, there will be in Algiers the 20th meeting of the intergovernmental commission for the collaboration between Cuba and Algeria, announced the authorities of the Caribbean island.

Across a press release, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (Mincex) informed that in the above-mentioned meeting the Cuban delegation will be headed by the Minister and cochairman of the intergovernmental commission, Rodrigo Malmierca.

Meanwhile, the Algerian representation will be directed by the Minister of Health, Population and Hospitable Reform, Abdelmalek Boudiaf.

During the meeting, adds the note, Malmierca will support meetings with authorities of the Algerian government and will visit places of social interest.

For his part, the experts of both delegations will discuss new cooperation interests for the 2016-2017 period in the sectors of public health, biotechnology, sports, hydraulic resources, agriculture, among others.

The Cuban-Algerian collaboration began in May 1963 when Havana sent a brigade integrated by 58 medical collaborators to Algiers.

Since then, the island has offered health services in the Algerian hospitable system of basic attention and in other sectors.

The note details, this will be done in virtue of the "affectionate links of friendship and brotherhood" that exist between both peoples and governments."

Until now, the Cuban-Algerian intergovernmental commission was established for the economic, commercial, scientific, technical and cultural collaboration, and has had 19 working meetings.

The last one of them took place in Havana, from December 15 to 18, 2014.

Source: Name News Network