Cuba, Vietnam Favor More Cooperation between Vaccine Producers

Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) in Cuba and its Vietnamese counterpart, Vabiotech, signed a memorandum of understanding in this capital to boost cooperation relations.

The document establishes the access to new technologies and products in an advanced stage as a key aspect, as well as new markets and possibilities of development, IFV Deputy Director Yury Valdes told Prensa Latina.

As part of an ongoing negotiation, Valdes and his colleague, Nivaldo Linares, the IFV director of Clinical Research, visited the headquarters of the Vietnamese vaccine producing company and verified its high scientific and technological level, in addition to exploring future possibilities of cooperation.

The memorandum was signed by Valdes and Vabiotech President Do Tuan Dat, in the presence of Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres; Vietnam’s Deputy Minister for Science and Technology, Pham Cong Tac; and the vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Doan Duy Khuong.

Vabiotech is one of Vietnam’s major vaccine producers and, according to Valdes, its relations with the Cuban institute have borne fruits.

This time we share the objective of consolidating those ties by identifying new possibilities of mutually advantageous collaboration, including the exchange of technologies, products and expanded markets.

Valdes and Linares traveled to Hanoi to represent one of 27 Cuban companies attending the 27th International Trade Fair of Vietnam.

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