Minister calls for cooperation between Pakistan, Cuba

Islamabad, June 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Federal Minister for of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Mian Riaz Husain Pirzada said Pakistan and Cuba possessed great potential for boosting up existing bilateral ties, particularly in the field of education and sports. The Federal Minister said this in a meeting with the Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan, Jesus Zenen Buergo Concepcion. The Ambassador called on the Minster here on Wednesday.

The Minister acknowledged and appreciated Cuba’s medical assistance extended in the aftermath of devastating earthquake in October 2005. He added that Pakistani students studying in three medical universities of Cuba would contribute to further deepening of the bilateral friendly ties, after their graduation from Cuba.

The Minister said that Cuba has great achievement in the field of biotechnology. He called for institutionalize formal cooperation between the two countries in the field of biotechnology so that Pakistan can benefit from Cuban experiences in the said field. Pakistan would appreciate Cuba’s assistance in the field of biotechnology, including transfer of technology, he said.

Ambassador of Cuba, Jesus Zenen Buergo Conception, said that various sports were popular in both the countries including basketball, boxing, cockfighting, volleyball, football, badminton, karate, taekwondo, billiards, ten-pin bowling, chess, cycling, and mountaineering. Both the countries should focus on sports exchanges and send various sports teams to visit each other country on reciprocal basis, he added.

In the end it was agreed upon that both countries were committed more than ever to elevating Cuba-Pakistan ties to a higher level for the prosperity of their peoples. The Minister presented a souvenir to the Ambassador and in exchange the Ambassador also presented a gift to the Minister.

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