Tehran, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Cuba followed up on a memorandum of understanding on technical and regulatory exchanges, as well as technology transfer of medical equipment manufactured in both countries.
During the continuity ceremony for that agreement sealed last January, the director of the Department of Medical Equipment and Supplies of the Iranian Ministry of Health, Hossein Safavi, referred to the Cuban interest in acquiring equipment manufactured in Iran.
After the start-up of production lines, he added, a technical and regulatory exchange for technology transfer will be encouraged.
The signing of the agreement, he said, will facilitate the production and export of Iranian medical equipment to Cuba and Latin America.
The general director of the National Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices of the Cuban Ministry of Health, Rafael Pérez Cristiano, advanced on the importation of Iranian pharmaceutical products, medicines and raw materials.
‘In the field of formulating and preparing medicines, he added, we use imported raw materials, and one of the important areas for cooperation may be access to those produced by Iran,’ he said.
The Islamic Republic is a power in the sector, exporting to 55 countries of 105 medical equipment and devices with international standards recognized by the European Union.