Cuba and Haiti Look at Cooperation Prospects

Haitian and Cuban officials addressed in the Capital Port au Prince current bilateral cooperation links and their prospects in different sectors.

Current cooperation programs include the areas of education, agriculture, fishing, the metal industry and public health, PL news agency reported.

According to official statistics, since Cuba started medical cooperation with Haiti in 1998 and up to late July 2012, nearly 19.2 million patients were assisted, including six million persons who were treated in their own homes.

Cuban doctors performed 331 thousand 724 surgeries, assisted 140 thousand 598 births, while 312 thousand 584 lives were saved.

Cuba’s support in fighting extreme poverty and for human rights in Haiti has been crucial, according to Marie Carmele Roseanne, minister of that field.

The most recent high-level meeting between the two countries took place on Thursday as Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe received Cuban ambassador Ricardo Garcia, diplomatic sources reported.


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