Zimbabwe Vice President Highlights Historic Ties With Cuba

The Cuban Ambassador in Harare, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, paid a courtesy call to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care.

Vice President Chiwenga highlighted the strong historical ties that unite both countries. He praised the performance of Cuban doctors in Zimbabwe and thanked Cuba for its solidarity. He criticized the siege to Cuban medical collaboration around the world and reiterated that Cuban doctors are a treasure for his country that no one is going to take away from them; on the contrary, they will continue to cooperate. Chiwenga condemned the illegal US blockade against Cuba, recalled the mutual support in the fight against the sanctions of Western countries and argued that both countries are going through very hard times, subjected to economic sanctions that impede development.

On her side, Ramírez expressed Cuba's willingness to increase the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Zimbabwe, by virtue of the cooperation agreement between both nations. The Cuban representative highlighted the good state of bilateral relations and ratified that the Caribbean island will always be open to help Zimbabwe.

In the meeting also have participated the Zimbabwe's Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr. John Mangwiro, and the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Jasper Chimedza. On the Cuban side were, the Chief of the medical mission, Dr. Bárbara Reina, and Counsellor Yoisy Ford.

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