Addis Ababa, February 3rd 2021. Today, the Cuban Ambassador to the and African Union and Charge d´Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Cuba to Ethiopia and South Sudan, H.E. Mr. Angel Villa Hernandez, presented the Scholarship Confirmation Form to study Medicine in Cuba, to Mr. Ryan Jibril Robo Kamanda and Mr. Yiet Kuon Bit Ruach, from the sister nation of South Sudan.
As part of the collaboration that Cuba offers, every year South Sudan receives two scholarships to support students from that country as contribution to train human resources, mainly in the health care sector. This project is part of the bilateral cooperation initiatives between both nations.
Hundreds of South Sudanese students have graduated in Cuba since the inception of the Cuban Scholarship Program in a variety of sectors. Those that continue working within the medical fraternity are currently working in to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in than nation.
Cuba and South Sudan established diplomatic relations since the creation of the new African state in 2011.