August 29 2016
As part of a comprehensive agreement underway, the first two-ton shipment of Cuban-manufactured pentavalent vaccines for the Syrian people, subjected to a harsh trade blockade, arrived at Damascus airport on August 29
Syrian Transport Minister, Ali Hamud, along with Deputy Health Minister, Huda al Saied, and Cuban Ambassador to that country, Rogerio Santana, among others, received the shipment which included vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hepatitis B and influenza.
During a press conference Hamud stressed that the shipment comes as a result of cooperation between Cuban authorities and the Syrian ministries of Transport and Health.
Both Hamud and Santana noted that the initiative represents a clear demonstration of solidarity and support between the two nations, which must continue and be intensified amid the unjustified boycott by Western powers against Syria, imposed for over four years.