Moscow, Nov 30.- The Nobel Prize Committee confirmed the registration of an application to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical contingent Henry Reeve, sent by the Russian university rector Andrei Yurevich, diplomatic sources reported today.
Before the request made by Yurevich, at the head of the IN Ulianov University, for the contribution of the brigade to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the aforementioned committee responded in a letter that his nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was duly registered.
The Nobel Prize Committee expresses gratitude for his intention to nominate that candidacy, highlights the document sent to Yurevich, in front of the educational center located in the province of Chubashia, cited by the same source.
In addition, on July 7, the first replacement for the president of the Duma (Russian lower house), Ivan Melnikov, supported the initiative to award the aforementioned award to the island's medical brigade.
We would like to express ourselves, specifically, in favor of the proposal of the International Contingent of specialist doctors in the field of catastrophes and strong epidemics Henry Reeve for the Nobel Peace Prize, Melnikov declared exclusively for Prensa Latina.
Such a proposal is supported by the contribution of that Cuban brigade in the fight against the infection of the new coronavirus, said one of the main leaders of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
In the last three months, nearly two thousand health workers were sent by Cuba to 30 countries in the world to provide help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the parliamentarian confirmed on that occasion.
Melnikov stressed at the time that the Island of Freedom is known for the high level of its medicine and openly shares its experience, knowledge and advances in this field with the international community.
The Russian Society of Friendship with Cuba and all its regional affiliates also expressed their support for the initiative of the Nobel Peace Prize for the Henry Reeve brigade, which is gaining more and more followers in the world. (Text and photo: PL)