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Cuba Willing to Increase Cooperation with the Bahamas
Elio Gamez, vice president of the Havana-based Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) said that there are currently 45 Cuban teachers making their contribution in 10 out of the 700 islands that comprise the neighboring archipelago and added that Cuba is willing to increase its assistance to the Bahamas – where more than 4% of the population is illiterate - in the education sector.

Gamez stressed that Havana hopes that more youths from the Bahamas enjoy scholarships in Cuba.

“Our cooperation will strengthen the ties between our peoples, which share a common history, cultural roots and aspirations.” He said.

For his part, Carlton Leroy Wright, ambassador of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in Cuba, expressed his satisfaction at the economic, cultural and sports achievements of his country and thanked the Cuban contribution in this regard.

As an example, he spoke of the case of boxer Toriano Johnson, who classified for the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing thanks to the assistance and training of Cuban specialists.

Cuba and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas established diplomatic relations in November 1974, one year after the Bahamas obtained its independence.     


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