A group of Cuban health workers in Trinidad and Tobago receive an emotional farewell ceremony

Port of Spain, October 28. - An important group of about 90 health collaborators working in Trinidad and Tobago completed their mission in the Trinidadian territory, which served as a call for a political - cultural event in which both collaborators and Trinidadians had the opportunity to thank each other for the support received in the last four years. The event was chaired by Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno and Dr. Laura González Valdés, head of the Medical Brigade in the Caribbean country.

In his speech, the Cuban Ambassador recalled the commitment of the Cuban Revolution with the support to the public health systems of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, which in the case of Trinidad and Tobago dates from 2003. The Cuban diplomat referred to the positive impact of the services of the Cuban collaborators in the Trinidadian town and in the permanent development of the relations between both countries. In congratulating those present for the success of his mission, the Ambassador announced the prompt incorporation of a new group of doctors, nurses and pharmacists who will continue writing pages in this history of bilateral cooperation.

In other moving words, the representative of the solidarity movement with Cuba in Trinidad and Tobago, Peter burke, thanked on behalf of his peoples, the group of Cuban collaborators for the professionalism and enthusiasm with which they fulfilled their work and assured that they will be in the heart of the Trinidadian society. Burke wished all the success to the collaborators in their new tasks.

The collaborator Yudith Salcedo on behalf of her colleagues had words of praise and gratitude to the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago for the warm welcome and opportunity to have had such an experience, in addition to exhorting those present to continue putting in high Cuban medicine and pharmaceutical in places where effort and knowledge is required. She also referred to the damages caused by the blockade to health in Cuba.

The evening included special emotional moments such as the declamation of the amateur artist, member of the brigade, Felipe Archival, who on this occasion chose a poem of his authorship dedicated to the Cuban Collaborator. Likewise, all the members of the brigade received certificates that recognize their important work in this brotherly country. All ended the act with music and Caribbean dances that recalled the joy of duty and disguised the sadness of leaving friends and colleagues in these four years of work.

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