Cuba, South Africa review bilateral relations

Johannesburg, Aug 8, (RHC), – Cuba and South Africa reviewed on Wednesday the current state of bilateral diplomatic and cooperation ties, with focus on joint projects in the fields of health and construction.

The First Meeting of Assessment and Monitoring of the Economic, Trade, and Scientific-Technical Cooperation between the governments of Cuba and South Africa, took place Wednesday at the headquarters of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in the South African capital, Johannesburg.

The meeting, described by both sides as fruitful and cordial, was chaired by Cuban ambassador Carlos Fernandez de Cosio, and Louis Pienaar, director of Mexico, Central America, Andean and Caribbean Region of the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Together with other officials from both countries, the parties discussed the current cooperation program in health and construction, and set new goals for future projects.

An increase in the coming months of Cuban specialists who work in South Africa (currently 122 medical collaborators and 44 construction engineers) is expected, officials said after the meeting.

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