Banjul, August 6, 2022: The Gambia and Cuba will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of higher education to further strengthen the ties of cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

To this end, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology of this West African country, Pierre Gomes, together with his working team, received on Friday the ambassador of the Caribbean island, Ruben G. Abelenda.

During a cordial and friendly meeting, Gómez and Abelenda agreed that the signing of the memorandum will be an important step towards expanding bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit.

The host leader emphasized that Cuba has received international recognition in the field of higher education thanks to its strength and the high level of its universities.

He added that the largest of the Antilles has always held its head high and has been developing in the midst of serious difficulties it has had to face due to the sanctions and blockade it is targeting.

In turn, the diplomat of the oldest Caribbean archipelago recalled that recently three young Gambian doctors began training in various medical specialties in Havana.

At the same time, he said, Cuban professors teach at the University of Banjul’s medical school, and doctors, graduates and medical professionals provide medical care to the people of this small nation in various hospitals throughout its geography.

He emphasized that Gambia and Cuba also intend to expand cooperation in other areas such as sports, in which they signed an agreement that was postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic and the difficult situation in the world.

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