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Diaz-Canel receives Vice President of Ghana

Canel y GanaThe President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on July 19 received the Republic of Ghana’s Vice President, his Excellency Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, who conducted an official visit to Cuba.

In a cordial environment, the two leaders reviewed the historic, fraternal relations that unite their countries and reiterated the willingness to promote political ties, solidarity, and cooperation. They also discussed topics on the international agenda.

The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, minister of Health, and Napoleon Abdulai, Ghana’s ambassador on the island.

Participating on the Cuban side were Marcelino Medina González, interim minister of Foreign Affairs, and Pedro Luis Despaigne González, ambassador to Ghana.

As part of his work agenda In Cuba, on July 18, the Ghanaian Vice President held official talks with Inés María Chapman Waugh, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

During the friendly encounter, the positive state of bilateral relations was discussed, and the mutual will to continue strengthening joint work in areas of common interest was reaffirmed. Issues of international relevance were also addressed.

Photo: José Manuel Correa
Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu accompanied the distinguished visitor; as well as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Mohammed Habibu Tijani; Ghana’s ambassador to Cuba, Napoleon Abdulai; and other members of the delegation.

On the Cuban side were Marcia Cobas Ruiz, vice minister of Public Health, as well as Emilio Lozada García, general director of Bilateral Affairs; Pedro Luis Despaigne González, ambassador in Ghana; Alejandro Díaz Palacios, interim director for Sub-Saharan Africa, and other officials from the Foreign Ministry.

The distinguished guest also participated in the graduation ceremony of 1,667 professionals from the Victoria de Girón University of Medical Sciences, who received their diplomas at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater.

Cuba and Ghana will celebrate 60 years of friendship and diplomatic ties in December, and continue cooperation in areas such as agriculture, tourism, sports, education, science, technology, and health.

Cuban medical collaboration with Ghana began in 1983. Close to twenty Cuban health professionals offer their services in Ghana, receiving compensated. While, some 458 young Ghanaians have been trained as doctors on the island.


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