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Indonesian TV show highlights cuban cooperation

The excellent relations between Cuba and Indonesia have been highlighted by the Diplomatic Corner television show in Indonesia.

The topic was discussed by Cuban ambassador to Indonesia Jorge Leon, and former director and main consultant of the Darmais Oncological Hospital, Dr. Samsuridjal Al Dauzi.

The program also highlighted the visit of Indonesian President Sukarno to Havana in 1960, soon after the triumph of the Cuban revolution. On that occasion, the two nations signed an agreement of cultural cooperation.

Leon and Samsuridjal referred to the humanitarian aid offered by Cuba to the victims of the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh and the 2006 earthquake in Yogjakarta.

Samsuridjal talked about his experiences during his four visits to Cuba in which he met with national authorities in the fields of healthcare and biotechnology, and toured scientific institutes and the Latin American School of Medicine.

For his part, Leon condemned the more than 45 year US blockade of Cuba and stressed the efforts of the Cuban people to consolidate the social programs implemented throughout the island in the areas of healthcare, education, culture and sports.

The one-hour TV show was broadcasted by the QTV Channel, with a national coverage of over 70 million viewers. It also included scenes of the documentary "Montaña de Luz" ("Mountain of Light") which deals with the work of the Cuban doctors in Banda Aceh and Yogjakarta.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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