Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cuba and Argentina Ratify Interest in Bilateral Cooperation

Cuban News Agency

Havana, September 4 (acn) Cuba and Argentina ratified their interest in increasing and strengthening bilateral cooperation during the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission that concludes on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, the Argentinean capital.

Roberto Ojeda, Deputy Secretary of Coordination and International Cooperation at the Argentinean Foreign Ministry, reiterated Argentina's interest in strengthening its cooperation and friendship ties with the island and said that this meeting will benefit the links between the two peoples.

Meanwhile, according to Prensa latina news agency, Cuban Vice Minister for Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation (MINVEC), Orlando Requeijo, who heads the Cuban delegation, noted that the meeting has served to design strategies and to promote the development of South-South cooperation.

Requeijo stressed that, in spite of the US economic blockade against the island, Cuba maintains its policy of solidarity and cooperation.

In this regard, he spoke of the work done at the Havana-based Latin American School of Medicine where Cuban specialists train youth from low-income families from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

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