Government End of the visit by the Minister of Health Dr. Marcia Cobas Ruiz, Vice Minister of the Public Health Ministry of Cuba, ended her official visit to Equatorial Guinea. It was a very interesting and constructive visit, according to both sides, during which she met with some of the highest authorities of Equatorial Guinea's health sector.

28/09/2015

The working visit by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Marcia Cobas Ruiz, ended with a great reception by the highest authorities serving the health sector in Equatorial Guinea.

Upon her arrival at the airport in Malabo, she was received by the Vice Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Praxedes Rabat Makambo; the Cuban Ambassador, Pedro Doña Santana, and the national coordinator of the Medical Brigade, Rolando Marcial Claro.

During its 48-hour stay in Malabo, the Cuban delegation maintained a busy schedule of work, many meetings with leading officials of the social sector. Thus, the Cuban Vice Minister met with the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Juan Ndong Nguema; with the Vice Minister for University Education, Maria Jesus Mcara Owono Nze, and the Minister of State to the Government Presidency for the Prevention and Fight against HIV-AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tomas Mecheba Fernandez Galilea, among others.

During these meetings they reviewed the cooperation agreements signed so far and addressed new issues that would lead the diversification of the collaboration.

The hosts described the Cuban collaboration and brotherly support being given by the Cuban Government and the people as very good and useful. Meanwhile, Marcia Cobas also made reference to the important educational cooperation, and reiterated Cuba's willingness to continue receiving the Equatorial Guinean students who come to the country to be trained.

In addition, the Vice Minister also met with Cuban collaborators working in the health sector on the island of Bioko, and visited some of their homes.

In most meetings with senior Government leaders, the issue of restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States was mentioned, agreeing on the importance of this positive step which will contribute to the path of normalization. They all also agreed that they will continue to advocate and support the eventual elimination of the blockade on Cuba.

The delegation was accompanied at all times by the Cuban ambassador to the country, Pedro Doña Santana, and the coordinator of the Medical Brigade, Dr. Rolando Marcial Claro.

Source: Embassy of Cuba in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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