Namibia, November 12th, 2021- Members of the different brigades of Cuban cooperation in Namibia and representatives of the Embassy of Cuba in that African country, led by Aldo Luis Fuentes Acosta, Charge d'Affaires a.i. from the island's diplomatic headquarters, held a dialogue with students and teachers from the “Fidel Castro Ruz” elementary school.
At first, the Cuban delegation was received by Martha Shilyomunhu, director of the educational institution, along with a large group of teachers and students, who guided the visitors through the school. The representatives of the State Mission of the Antillean nation were able to appreciate, first-hand, the excellent work carried out by the teaching centre’s cloister.
Later, Fuentes updated Namibian teachers about the incidence of Covid-19 in Cuba. He explained the development process of the three Cuban vaccines and two other vaccine candidates, as well as the vaccination campaign that is taking place in the Cuban territory.
In addition, he highlighted that the development of its biotechnology industry and health system, both fruits of the Revolution, promoted by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, determine the achievements shown by the Caribbean island in this area.
The Charge d'Affaires a.i. explained that Cuba is the first country in the world to carry out a massive vaccination campaign in children older than 2 years, which allowed the restart of the school year. He also explained that on November 15, the arrival of international tourism to Cuba will begin.
The meeting, held in the future school library, was propitious for the diplomatic representative to denounce that Cuba, during the pandemic, also faced the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States. This policy was reinforced by President Donald Trump with 243 new measures, 50 of them during the epidemiological crisis, which are still in force. Fuentes stated that these sanctions prevented his country from obtaining key medical resources for the production of vaccines and the treatment of patients.
In the same way, he commented on the details of the international campaign of discredit to which Cuba is subjected, promoted and organized from the United States.
The Cuban diplomat thanked Namibia for its historical support to Cuba in the fight against the blockade, at the same time that he asked those present to continue honouring the memory of Fidel, through his daily educational work.
For their part, the director Shilyomunhu and other teachers thanked the visit and explanation of the Cuban visitors. They also expressed their joy at receiving updated information on the Cuban reality, thus feeling "closer to Cuba."
The “Fidel Castro Ruz” Primary School is located in the Katutura neighborhood, the most disadvantaged of Windhoek, capital of Namibia. Around 1,400 children study at the school, from pre-primary to seventh grade. Since 2009 it has been named after the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution.