Last Updated: 2017-06-17
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HAVANA, June 17 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- The Mexican Public Health Minister, Dr. Josť Narro, has stressed that health is a fundamental sector for his country's relations with Cuba.

Regarding, he stated that they are interested in the transfer of knowledge of the island, and strengthening the training of human resources, health and social security programmes, as well as industry and associated services.

'Health is one of the major investments for development, is a great social equalizer along with education,' he noted.

He acknowledged that the Cuban Revolution bet on these indicators since the early years more than half a century ago and continues boosting them today. As part of his official visit to the island, Dr. Narro gave a lecture at the Main Hall of the University of Havana on health and development in a changing world.

During his speech, he said that currently, despite the social and scientific progress, the 'world problems always persist': inequality, low access to education and health care.

Dr. Narro considered that a solution to these scourges and to the new challenges of the sustainable development agenda, can be found, as a modern society.

He stated that Cuba represents dignity and solidarity, and was happy that this year the uninterrupted formal political relations between the island and Mexico, reach their 115th anniversary.

'In many ways, the two countries share an extraordinary history, with links of brotherhood, proximity and friendship throughout the centuries,' he said.