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Cuban President highlights opportunities for cooperation if the US abandons policy of siege.

Nov 4, 2021, 12:02 PM

The CIGB-Mariel Biotechnological Complex was inaugurated, the most modern in Cuba.

Havana, Nov 2 (Agencies) The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, underlined the possibilities of cooperation between his country and the United States if the government of Washington abandoned the policy of siege against the Caribbean Nation.

Through his Twitter account, the president reflected on those opportunities and shared an article on the clinical study of the Cuban vaccine against lung cancer by the American Institute Roswell Park.

How much more could Cubans and Americans do together for humanity if Washington put aside its stubborn and cruel policy of blockade against Cuba? Science again showing us the way forward, wrote the head of state.

Recently, scientists from the largest of the Antilles sent a letter to President Joe Biden, in which they expressed their willingness to collaborate with the United States and mentioned the possibility of an exchange of information on the Covid-19 vaccines developed on the Island.

Cuba inaugurated on Monday the CIGB-Mariel Biotechnological Industrial Complex, the most modern of its kind in the Caribbean archipelago, with the presence of Army General Raúl Castro and President Díaz-Canel.

The institution, the result of collaboration between the BioCubaFarma Group and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), is the first high-tech industry established in the Mariel Special Development Zone, said the Cuban president during the opening ceremony.

He affirmed that “in the Complex they will investigate, develop and produce novel vaccines and drugs for the treatment of diseases that constitute the main health problems in Cuba and the world.”

“His productions include treatments against cancer, diabetes, autoimmune and infectious diseases, vascular brains, COVID-19, among others,” he added.

For this purpose, the plant will develop nationally produced drugs such as the Abdala vaccine, or the drugs Jusvinza, Heberprot-P and Heberferon.

Also considered one of the most advanced of its kind in Latin America, the Complex is the result of an investment designed by Cuban specialists and engineers.

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