Damascus, SANA- A 2-ton medicine shipment which includes vaccines sent from Cuba arrived at Damascus International Airport on Monday as the first batch as part of a banking arrangements for the agreement between Cuba and Syria to settle Cuba’s debts due to Syria.
Transport Minister Ali Hamoud told journalists on Monday that the Ministry finished all customs clearance, packaging, and transportation measures to ensure the arrival of the shipment without delays and under the supervision and standards of the Health Ministry.
Hammoud thanked the friendly country of Cuba for its keenness on supporting the Syrian people.
For her part, Deputy Health Minister Huda al-Sayyed said that the shipment includes 200,000 doses of vaccines, asserting that other batches will be sent soon.
Meanwhile, Cuban Ambassador in Damascus Rogerio Manuel Santana Rodriguez hailed the deep-rooted ties between Syria and Cuba, asserting that the two countries are facing a mutual enemy.
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