(FNA)- On Thursday, Feb, 15, 2008, Representatives of Cuba and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed their first agreement of scientific cooperation to contribute to their economic and social development.
The document was inked by Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment Fernando Gonzalez Bermudez and Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi. Also attending the signing ceremony was State Council advisor to Fidel Castro Diaz Balart.
The document envisages the exchange of scientists, professors and specialized information, the organization of seminars, courses and design and application of research programs in industry, agriculture and other fields, ACN news agency reported.
"We are particularly interested in collaborating in the field of biotechnology and the medical/pharmaceutical industry. However, we have no limit at all to broaden it and cover other fields," Zahedi said.
In 2012, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a doctorate of honor from the Havana University of Cuba.