Two Mongolian students to study in Cuba

2017-01-11 16:42:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On January 10, Raul Delgado Concepcion, Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Mongolia paid a courtesy call on A.Tsogtsetseg, Minister of Health to exchange views on medical cooperation.

At the meeting, Ambassador Raul Delgado Concepcion said “The government of Cuba has been providing scholarships to prepare dentists and medical staff and has granted 2-3 Mongolian students every year since 1994. During that time, over 140 Mongolian students have participated in the Cuban government's program. For the time being, 19 Mongolian students are studying medical science in Cuba”.

As a follow-up of an official visit of Ts.Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia to Cuba in 2016, three specialists of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center of Cuba will work in Mongolia in the first quarter of 2017. The specialist will conduct a survey to issue a recommendation on which fields of treatments are in need of more assistance from Cuba, the Ambassador added.

The Health Minister expressed her interest in cooperating in the fields of eye surgery, biotechnology and vaccine production, temporarily employing Cuban medical doctors and specialists in Mongolia and training Mongolian medical doctors in postgraduate and specialized schools to Cuba.