Foreign local officials praise Cuba's Social Programs
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- Politics and Government
- 11 / 17 / 2006
Cuba's socioeconomic progress was recognized by more than 400 representatives of local governments from 27 countries who are participating in 14th Meeting of City Councils in Cooperation and Solidarity with Havana. Divided into groups, the delegates visited schools, kindergartens, hospitals, polyclinics, factories and senior citizen homes in 15 municipalities of this capital on Tuesday.
The visitors spoke with local officials and workers, and had a first hand look at the progress of the social programs of the Cuban Revolution implemented in each community.
We have seen Cuba's outstanding results in the field of healthcare, education and social assistance, which are functioning despite the financial limitations caused by the economic blockade imposed by the US against the island," said Oscar Hernandez Meza, president of Calimaya municipality in Mexico.
Mr. Hernandez also showed willingness to donate money and clothes to support the work carried out for children in kindergartens and to promote cultural project with youngsters in Cuba.
Ethem Torunoglu, an official from the Chankaya district of Akara, Turkey, said he has come to Cuba to animate the spirit of resistance and creativity of this people to promote activities in his country against the US blockade of the island.