The XVIII Session of the Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission was inaugurated this Sunday, May 15, in Tehran, to give continuity to the agreements reached at the XVII Session, held in Havana in 2019, and to develop relations between both countries in an integral manner.

On the Iranian side, the Minister of Health and Medical Education, Dr. Bahram Einollahi, spoke and expressed his satisfaction with the excellent state of political relations achieved by both nations since its establishment on August 8, 1979. In addition, he reaffirmed the interest of the government of that country to raise, to a higher level, economic, commercial, financial and cooperation relations.

On the Cuban side, Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz expressed the will of our government to deepen and expand economic relations in areas such as health, energy, food production and agriculture.

Cabrisas condemned the unilateral coercive measures that the US applies against the Islamic Republic of Iran. He also thanked the Iranian Foreign Ministry for its systematic position against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, as well as its opposition to the inclusion of Cuba on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

After the inauguration of the Commission, the parties began to meet in 3 commissions (trade, energy and health) to agree on the documents and projects that would be signed at the end of the meeting.