Cuba celebrates 50th anniversary of bilateral relations with the Congo
HAVANA, Cuba, May 9 2014
The increase to 60 the number of Cuban medical voluntary workers in Congo is a goal for the two nations as part of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their bilateral relations, as announced by Cuban Public Health Deputy Minister Rogelio Sierra.
During the ceremony held on Thursday in this capital to mark five decades of diplomatic bonds, Sierra added that the Caribbean nation also receives medical students, as well as students in other specialties from the Congo, as a way to contribute to improve health services in that African country.
For his part, the Congolese ambassador to Havana, Pascal Onguemby, thanked the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Commander Ernesto Che Guevara for being the pioneers of political exchanges between Africa and Latin America.
Photo: Che in the Congo
Source: Cuban News Agency Cuba Strengthens Medical Cooperation with the Congo
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