Cuba and South .Africa increase social collaboration
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- 09 / 03 / 2007
Cuba and South Africa have boosted social collaboration to strengthen solidarity and relations between the two governments and peoples, it was reported on Monday.
South African Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya and Cuban Labor and Social Security Minister Alfredo Morales signed an agreement here on Monday to train the personnel that will take care of vulnerable groups in South Africa.
The five-year accord, automatically renewable unless one of the parties decides to pull out, will promote poverty eradication services, community development and the training of social workers.
According to the document, to which Prensa Latina had access, the two parties will foster cooperation by exchanging technical expertise in the implementation of development and social policies.
They will also promote study trips, seminars and comparative studies in the field of social development, in addition to promoting the exchange of information, documents and research.
Before signing the agreement, Skweyiya said that he had come to Cuba to learn from Cubans how to solve community problems and to strengthen relations between the two governments and peoples.
For his part, Morales expressed Cuba's willingness to strengthen ties with South Africa, paving the way to boost relations with Pretoria and the entire African continent.
Skweyiya and the delegation accompanying him will stay in Cuba until Sept. 7. During their visit, they will meet with officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry for Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation.