An official statement issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday revealed that Cuba has offered to manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan.
The proposal had been made in a meeting between the Cuban Ambassador Zener Javier Caro Gonzalez and the Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz.
In addition to the coronavirus situation, basic agendas pertaining to collaborations in agriculture, water conservation, and biotechnology were also tabled for consideration by both countries.
This development comes after Cuba’s resounding commitment to develop and export biotechnology and pharma-related products to the world as its saving grace while the threat of impending economic ruin looms over it amid US sanctions.
For now, the Cuban authorities have given the go-ahead for emergency deployment of the Abdala shot, which is one of the five COVID-19 vaccines being developed by the Caribbean country.