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Costa Rica-Cuba Joint Work Extoled by President Solis
The President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, extoled in Havana (Monday) the significance for his nation and Cuba to join hands in fields like health and agricultural development.

Those issues are priorities for Costa Rica, he said during a visit to the Center of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), an institution of interest to Costa Rica because of its potential in the production of medicines to prevent and treat several illnesses like diabetes.

"We're also interested in products linked to agriculture and stockbreeding, as well as in the advance of a pilot plan for the use in costa Rica of Heberprot-P, a drug to treat the diabetic foot, with a broad impact on Cuba and other countries worldwide," said Solis.

He also highlighted Cuba's health contribution and assistance to the rest of the world, and said the Island and his country share a similar view in health and education, rights which are guaranteed in the two nations.

It is no coincidence that they excell with minimum mortality levels; actions are implemented to invest in the people, he stated.

He said Costa Rica lacks an institution like the CIGB, an the objective is to take the country to the righ levels in investment and development.

Solis arrived in Cuba on a state visit yesterday, and as part of his agenda, he toured Old Havana accompanied by Havana City Historian, Eusebio Leal. / PL.

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