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ACN: Cuba Willing to Increase Cooperation with the Bahamas

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  • Walter Lippmann
    Cuba Willing to Increase Cooperation with the Bahamas HAVANA, Cuba, August 1 (acn) Cuba announced on Thursday its willingness to expand its cooperation with
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      Cuba Willing to Increase Cooperation with the Bahamas

      HAVANA, Cuba, August 1 (acn) Cuba announced on Thursday its willingness
      to expand its cooperation with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas during a
      meeting held in Havana to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the
      declaration of independence of this Caribbean nation.

      Elio Gamez, vice president of the Havana-based Cuban Friendship
      Institute (ICAP) said that there are currently 45 Cuban teachers making
      their contribution in 10 out of the 700 islands that comprise the
      neighboring archipelago and added that Cuba is willing to increase its
      assistance to the Bahamas – where more than 4% of the population is
      illiterate - in the education sector.

      Gamez stressed that Havana hopes that more youths from the Bahamas enjoy
      scholarships in Cuba.

      “Our cooperation will strengthen the ties between our peoples, which
      share a common history, cultural roots and aspirations.” He said.

      For his part, Carlton Leroy Wright, ambassador of the Commonwealth of
      the Bahamas in Cuba, expressed his satisfaction at the economic,
      cultural and sports achievements of his country and thanked the Cuban
      contribution in this regard.

      As an example, he spoke of the case of boxer Toriano Johnson, who
      classified for the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing thanks to the
      assistance and training of Cuban specialists.

      Cuba and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas established diplomatic
      relations in November 1974, one year after the Bahamas obtained its
      independence.



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      WALTER LIPPMANN
      Los Angeles, California
      Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/
      "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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