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Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, held officials talks with Aristides Raimundo Lima, president of the Parliament of Cape Verde, who is serving an invitation of his counterpart Ricardo Alarcon.
Both officials agreed that this type of meeting contributes to the strengthening of the excellent ties of friendship and cooperation between that the two countries have had for over three decades.

The Cape Verdean parliamentarian stressed that during his stay in Cuba he will sign with his Cuban counterpart, an exchange protocol that will strengthen the legal framework for working together.

He added that the solidarity of his country's Parliament for the manner in which Cuba is facing its development and difficulties, particularly those created by the 50-year long economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
He also thanked the support Cuba has given his country in education and health since Cape Verde gained its independence in 1975, with the sending of personnel and the structuring of the systems in both sectors.

He said that, largely thanks to this assistance, Cape Verde went from being a poor country to an average performance country, status recognized by the international community.

Raimundo Lima also stressed his government's intention to enhance cooperation on the basis of mutual interest and solidarity, especially in the area of health and professional training.
For his part, the Cuban Vice President emphasized the peculiarities of the time to forge closer ties, despite the global economic crisis and the need to take advantage of trading opportunities that arise.
Source: ACN

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