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The consul of Paraguay in Havana thanked the Cuban government for the training of Paraguayan doctors and treating 2,500 patients as part of the Operation Miracle eye-care program on the island.

The diplomat, Carlos Fleitas, presided over the ceremony for the 196th anniversary of the independence of Paraguay, held at the Republica de Paraguay High School in Havana.

Fleitas referred to the 900 Paraguayans attending Havanas Latin American School of Medicine as a white coat army, and acknowledged the work now being done by 130 graduate doctors who have returned to their country.

In statements to acn, the senior official made remarks about the excellent relations between his country and Cuba in the areas of culture and commerce, citing the example of purchases of Cuban vaccines and insecticides.

Relations between Cuba and Paraguay were interrupted on December 5, 1960, but re-established on a consular basis on August 1, 1996, while full diplomatic relations were established on November 8, 1999.

Source: Adelante

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