Tanzania and Cuba are solidifying their economic ties with a renewed commitment to collaboration. In a joint effort, the two nations have agreed to bolster their partnership across various sectors including education, agriculture, tourism and healthcare. Signifying their dedication both countries have recently inked Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) specifically addressing education and healthcare initiatives.
- Tanzania and Cuba deepen economic ties in education, agriculture, and health.
- MOUs signed for collaboration in agriculture and health sectors.
- Cuba sends medical personnel, and both nations address the 60-year-old blockade.
Reports from Tanzanian newspaper, The Citizen, highlight Cuba’s proactive approach in strengthening business ties with Tanzania. Notably, Cuba dispatched medical professionals to support Tanzania’s healthcare sector, underscoring their ongoing collaboration.
During the signing ceremony of the MOUs, Tanzanian Vice President Philip Mpango emphasized the strategic focus areas outlined in the agreements. One MOU concentrates on agricultural cooperation, fostering collaboration between Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and Cuba’s University of Artemiza Diaz Gonzalez. The other MOU centers on healthcare, facilitating the exchange of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment between Tanzania Medicine and Medical Device Authority (TMDA) and Cuba’s Center of State Control of Medicines and Medical Devices (CECMED).
Vice President Mpango also addressed the longstanding blockade against Cuba, expressing mutual agreement to rectify this issue. Furthermore, Tanzania pledged support for Cuba’s efforts to promote Kiswahili in Cuba and Latin America underscoring their commitment to cultural exchange.
Highlighting specific ventures, Vice President Mpango discussed the Tanzania Biotech Product Ltd. facility in Kibaha district, emphasizing the collaborative benefits with Cuba. This state-of-the-art Biolarvicides factory produces essential mosquito vector control agents like Griselesf and Bactivec, crucial in combatting diseases like malaria across Africa. Mpango expressed gratitude for Cuba’s support in malaria eradication efforts through joint initiatives aimed at eliminating the disease from Africa.
Echoing Tanzania’s sentiments, Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa affirmed Cuba’s dedication to nurturing the bilateral relationship, particularly in the medical domain. He underscored the significance of collaborative projects like the Kibaha factory, a testament to joint efforts in bolstering local production and reducing dependency on imports.
In conclusion, the partnership between Tanzania and Cuba signifies a robust commitment to mutual growth and development. Through strategic collaboration across various sectors, both nations aim to harness their respective strengths for collective prosperity and advancement.