Pretoria, March 9, 2021.- The Ambassador of Cuba, Rodolfo Benítez Verson held a productive meeting with the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of South Africa, Blade Nzimande, who was accompanied by other officials of that Ministry.
As a result of the meeting, specific areas of mutual interest were identified to expand and strengthen bilateral cooperation projects, including the production of vaccines and biopharmaceutical products, including for the treatment of COVID19; technological innovation; student exchange, academic and postgraduate training; robotics, nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
Likewise, it was agreed to advance in an accelerated manner towards the conclusion and signing, in the shortest possible time, of new bilateral cooperation agreements in various spheres, such as Higher Education and the Mutual Recognition of Certificates, Diplomas and Academic Degrees.
Other topics addressed referred to the creation of a Center for Latin American Studies in South African Universities, under the coordination of Cuba, and the teaching of the Spanish language in centers of higher studies in the sister African country.
The positive meeting made it possible to verify the important progress made in recent years in the cooperation between Cuba and South Africa in these areas, and the mutual interest in continuing to strengthen and expand the historical and solid relations that unite both countries was evidenced.