ACN: Cuba Willing to Increase Cooperation with the Bahamas
- 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
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