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Cuba and Congo Expand Cooperation Ties
During the intergovernmental meeting, the sides expressed the political will of both governments to strengthen bilateral ties and identify new areas for mutually beneficial collaboration, which constitute an excellent example of South-South cooperation.

During the opening session of the meeting, Cuban Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation and Foreign Investment Orlando Requeijo said that Cuba will continue to support the development of Third World countries.

He added that, in spite of the devastation caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike, with economic losses to the tune of five billion dollars, Cuba will honor its agreements with Africa.

For his part, Charles Zacharie Bowao, Minister of Cooperation, Humanitarian Action and Solidarity of Congo, thanked Cuba's assistance for more than four decades and praised the work being developed by Cuban health professionals in his country.

A total of 2,725 Congolese students have graduated from Cuban education centers at different levels. There are currently 456 Cuban professionals offering their services in the African nation.


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