Havana, Sep 17.- The government of Japan gave Cuba a donation of high-tech equipment for emergency services throughout its territory, the first international assistance signed under the mandate of the new Japanese Prime Minister, Suga Yoshihide.
Kazuhiro Fujimura, ambassador of Japan, highlighted the importance of being able to help Cuba in the full spread of Covid-19 worldwide.
This donation gives continuity to cooperation with Havana, we will work to materialize it and continue the collaboration between the two governments and peoples, the diplomat emphasized.
The amount of ultrasound and X-ray equipment, as well as suction machines, destined for the emergency services of hospitals and polyclinics throughout the country, amounts to 500 million Japanese yen (about 4.7 million US dollars).
Fujimura and the Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Deborah Rivas, signed the exchange of notes regarding the donation in the protocol rooms of the MINCEX.
Rivas declared to the Cuban News Agency that support with medical teams is very timely, given the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the fourth stage of the implementation of the Economic and Social Development Program that began with the delivery of waste collection equipment and will continue with support for urban transportation by buses, he said. (Text and photo: ACN)