Beijing, July 5.- China and Cuba have reviewed progress in biotechnology cooperation in the framework of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention and the first Guangzhou International Biological Forum.
Representatives of the sector in this country and a delegation from the Caribbean island spoke on the issue for two days at the 9th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Biotechnology in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, concluded yesterday.
The Cuban side was represented by the president of the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industries Group (BioCubaFarma), Eduardo Martinez, and Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez.
The directors of the main centers of the biopharmaceutical industry of the Caribbean nation also participated.
During the opening ceremony and the high-level segment of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention, the Cuban side provided a broad overview of the development and results of the biopharmaceutical sector in China.
In this context, the director of BioCubaFarma also met with the vice-president of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China, Lin Nianxiu. Both noted the importance and priority given by Beijing and Havana to collaboration in this area, according to reports.
Attendees also took stock of the cooperation results in this area in the last two years during the 9th Meeting of the Biotechnology Group, and identified the challenges to be overcome in the goals of collaboration in the sector until 2019.
As a culmination of the 9th Meeting, a Business Forum was held in which BioCubaFarma's portfolio of business and investment opportunities was presented, which was favorably received. (Prensa Latina)