According to the communiqué, the island’s representation is headed by the deputy health minister Luis Fernando Navarro, who took part in a working session led by the Algerian health minister, Abderrahmane Benbouzid.

During the exchange, the parties described the collaboration developed by both countries as successful, while analysing the different ways to strengthen and diversify it for mutual benefit.

In an atmosphere of friendship, the report said, the delegations acknowledged the historic fraternal relations which this year reach the 60th anniversary of their establishment on 17 October 1962.

Navarro also visited the facilities of the Pasteur Institute in Algiers and evaluated with Fawzi Derrar, director general of the institution, the ways and means to strengthen ties with related Cuban entities.

The Caribbean delegation is made up of Ambassador Armando Vergara, the president of the Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, Yamila de Armas, and Rolando Piloto, head of the Cuban Medical Brigade in the North African territory.

Since 17 May 1963, when the first Internationalist Medical Brigade arrived in Algiers, thousands of professionals from the Greater Antilles have served in Algeria.