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Biblioteca Nacional
The national libraries of Cuba and South Africa recently penned a cooperation agreement focusing on the exchange of books and publications of mutual interest.

Prensa Latina news agency said the accord includes exchanges between experts from both countries in the area. It is also expected to facilitate research on the information sciences.

The signing ceremony was presided over by the Cuban ambassador to South Africa, Esther Armenteros; the director of the National Library of that country, John Tsebe; and his Cuban counterpart, Elíades Acosta.

Speaking at the meeting, Tsebe said the good relations between the two nations emerged after the Cuban actions for the liberation of African countries. The links that were set up at that time must be further strengthened based on the current situation of the two countries, he added.

Tsebe also mentioned his visit to Cuba in 2005, to learn first hand about the educational system of the island and its library infrastructure.

He could fully understand the advances of the island in that sector after meeting his Cuban counterpart Eliades Acosta who visited South Africa later in October 2005.


Source: ACN

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