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The beginning of the second phase of the construction of Saint George's General Hospital was one of the agreements signed during the 10th session of the Grenada-Cuba Intergovernmental Commission that concluded on Wednesday in Havana.

Both sides also agreed to increase the existing bilateral cooperation in the sectors of education, higher education, health, fight against natural disasters and the preservation of the environment.

Grenada's Minister of National Security and Development of Trade and the Private Sector, Einstein Louison, expressed his satisfaction for the accords signed that, he said, will also diversify bilateral links in areas such as sports, construction and agriculture.

He noted that the success in Grenada of the Cuban literacy program 'Yo sí puedo' (Yes, I can) has facilitated the access to education of more people and that a higher number of scholarships to study in Cuba have been granted to Grenadian youths.

He also expressed his condolences for the death of Cuban Heroine Vilma Espín Guillois, who died last week.

For her part, the Cuban Minister for Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation, Marta Lomas, said that with this second stage of work in the General Hospital of the Grenadian capital, its construction - which was interrupted in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 - will be completed.

Cuba and Grenada established diplomatic relations on April 14, 1974.

Source: ACN

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