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New plant in Iran is part of a plan for Iran and Cuba to strengthen commercial and economic relations

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Vice President of BioCubaFarma, Doctor Mayda Mauri P?rez, along with directors of the Finlay Institute,
participate in the inauguration of the Cuban vaccine plant in Iran
(Photo credit: Finlay Institute, Twitter)

According to the Finlay Institute of Cuba, the collaboration between the Finlay Institute of Cuba and the Pasteur Institute of Iran over the years led to a momentous occasion this weekend when a new vaccine plant, being in established in Iran to produce Cuba’s Soberana 02 vaccine (marketed as ‘PastuCovac’ in Iran), was inaugurated in Tehran. The significance of this is that Iran will become the first in the world to produce one of the Cuban anti-COVID-19 vaccines outside Cuba.

The announcement was made this weekend by the Finlay Institute and BioCubaFarma, the group of biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries of Cuba, in connection with a session of the Intergovernmental Commission for Cuba-Iran Economic Relations which started on Sunday, May 15 and ends on Tuesday, May 17. Other strides made during the session so far include the establishment of “34 trade opportunities… for joint economic projects between Iran and Cuba,” according to Iran’s Trade Minister.

Representing Cuba during the meetings is Cuban Vice Prime Minister, Ricardo Cabrisas, who attended along with other members of the Cuban delegation comprised of the Minister of Energy and Mines, Liv?n Arronte, the general director of bilateral affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emilio Lozada, the Cuban ambassador to Iran, Alberto Gonz?lez and the deputy ministers of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, D?borah Rivas. Diorgys Hern?ndez was also present, representing Cuba’s food industry.

At the close of the session on Tuesday, both countries hope to have a structure in place to strengthen their relationship and further economic, commercial and financial cooperation between them.

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