President Ram Nath Kovind with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel
President Ram Nath Kovind with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel

India, Cuba to enhance cooperation in various fields

ANI | Updated: Jun 23, 2018 04:25 IST

Havana [Cuba], June 23 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine.
President Kovind visited Centro De Ingenera Genetica Biotechnologya and attended a presentation on Cuban Pharma industry.
He was received by Dr. Adverdo Martinez, president of Cuba Pharma.
Cuba also reiterated its support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in UN Security Council.
President Kovind also visited the Revolution Square, where he paid respects to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti at the Jose Marti Memorial.
Earlier, President Kovind along with First Lady Savita Kovind visited Mahatma Gandhi Monument and paid tribute to the Father of the Nation.
Kovind along with his wife began their state visit to Cuba by paying homage to former Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba.
On Friday, President Kovind was received by Cuban officials at the Jose Martí International Airport.
Later in the day, President Kovind and his Cuban counterpart will sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
President Kovind is on a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname, and Cuba.
Prior to Cuba, President Kovind visited Greece and Suriname and discussed issues of bilateral concerns with the concerned dignitaries of respective countries. (ANI)