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Cuba and South Africa signed a cooperation agreement in Basic Education in Pretoria City which joins to the existing ones in health, water resources, human settlements and professional training in Cuba, PL news agency reported.
The current agreement provides, among other objectives, for sharing the experiences of the Caribbean nation in teaching mathematics and science to strengthen training and qualification in the South African public education system.
The document was signed by Angie Motshekga, South African Minister of Basic Education, and Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuban Ambassador to South Africa.
The agreement is reached in the context of the 20th anniversary of the official start of the cooperation between the two countries, which began when the first group of Cuban doctors arrived in South Africa on February 1996.
The ceremony was attended by officials from the South Africa´s Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the Cuban diplomatic legation.
Currently, more than 600 Cuban cooperators are providing their services in that African nation, and 424 are medical professionals. (acn)

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