25 August 2017, negotiations between top officials of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and a delegation of the Ministry of science, technology and environment of the Republic of Cuba headed by Cuban Deputy Science, Technology, and Environment Minister Danilo Alonso Mederos were held at the NAS of Belarus.
Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, noted that the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus places special emphasis on the advancement of mutual beneficial cooperation with Cuba. “You have a considerable scientific potential. Cuban science develops vigorously. Many scientific interests of Belarus and Cuba coincide. But our cooperation is insufficient,” Vladimir Gusakov said.
Danilo Alonso Mederos, Cuban Deputy Science, Technology, and Environment Minister, said that Cuba is interested in cooperation with scientists of the NAS of Belarus in biomedicine, microbiology, soil protection, nanotechnology. Vladimir Gusakov expressed desire to step up cooperation, including cooperation in space technologies, unmanned aerial vehicle systems, electric transport, information technologies, production of the latest medications, and the training of top- qualification scientific personnel.