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Bolivian President Evo Morales met on Wednesday with Commander of the Revolution and also Vice President of the Cuban councils of State and Ministers Ramiro Valdes, who is in the South American nation heading the island’s delegation to the swearing-in ceremony of Morales, who was re-elected for a second term in office.

During the meeting, Morales and Valdes spoke of topics of mutual interest related to the cooperation programs between Havana and La Paz.

Present in the meeting were Cuban Deputy FM Marcelino Medina and the island’s ambassador to Bolivia, Rafael Dausa, also members of the Caribbean delegation to the President’s inauguration.

Ramiro, who is also the Cuban Minister for Computing and Communications, visited several health facilities in La Paz and a school where Cuban health and education professionals make their contribution to the social programs implemented by the government of Evo Morales.

Maria Isabel Martinez, coordinator of the Cuban health cooperation program in Bolivia, said they are currently providing free medical services in the nine provinces of the country with 18 ophthalmologic centres also providing services as part of the Miracle free eye care program.

Ramiro Valdes was briefed about the work of Cuban education specialists who are assisting Bolivian teachers and activists in the program ‘Yes, I Can Continue’, after they participated in a nationwide literacy campaign between 2006 and 2008 in which 819,417 people learned to read and write.

The Cuban delegation will attend Morales’s symbolic inauguration on Thursday at the Tiahuanaco archaeological complex and, on Friday, they will also participate in the official swearing-in ceremony at the headquarters of the Pluri-National Legislative Assembly.

Source: ACN

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