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Cuba and Haiti look at prospects for cooperation
Published on October 13, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Haitian and Cuban officials recently addressed in the Haitian capital of Port au Prince current bilateral cooperation links and their prospects in different sectors.

Current cooperation programs include the areas of education, agriculture, fishing, the metal industry and public health, PL news agency reported.

According to official statistics, since Cuba started medical cooperation with Haiti in 1998 and up to late July 2012, nearly 19.2 million patients were assisted, including six million persons who were treated in their own homes.

Cuban doctors performed 331,724 surgeries, assisted 140,598 births, while 312,584 lives were saved.

Cuba’s support in fighting extreme poverty and for human rights in Haiti has been crucial, according to minister Marie Carmele Roseanne.

The most recent high-level meeting between the two countries took place on Thursday, when Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe received Cuban ambassador Ricardo Garcia, diplomatic sources reported.
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