CAIRO: Education and eradication of adult illiteracy topped the agenda of the Egyptian-Cuban joint committee meetings. Held in Cairo, the talks explored the different areas of cooperation between the two countries. Education – a success story for Cuba where literacy rates are over 99 percent – was garnered as an integral part of prospect cooperation. In addition, the joint committee agreed to open venues of cooperation for commercial chambers and businessmen in both countries and provide information on investment opportunities in order to activate bilateral trade. The meeting that was inaugurated by Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Aboul Naga last week also covered the prospects of cooperation in the fields of health, sports, industry, agriculture, technology, aviation and communication. The Cuban delegation was headed by Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation Martha Lumaz, who also met Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni and Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit.The committee also highlighted the importance of cooperation in the medical field, another Cuban success story. Cuba is the number one vaccine producer in Latin America. The committee also called for exchanging expertise in different cultural sectors including the repossession of stolen antiquities.