Cuba to send doctors to Lesotho

Lesotho and Cuba enhance trade relations. Photo : Cubaminrex

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lesego Makgothi and Cuban Vice President, INES Maria Chapman Waugh recently agreed on deployment of 33 Cuban medical doctors to Lesotho.

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Lesotho and Cuba in 1979, the two countries have cultivated warm bilateral relations that continued to grow from strength to strength thus resulting in signing an Agreement on Cooperation in 2000,” said Makgothi.

“Cuba has been assisting Lesotho in various sectors of development, citing health and education and that it has also offered two professors to the National University of Lesotho (NUL).”

The Minister added that Cuba has also offered scholarships for Lesotho students to study in fields like Medicine and Physical Education, further nothing that the relationship between the two countries has resulted a Joint Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

During her visit, Waugh also met the Minister of Health, Nkaku Kabi; Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki; Speaker of the National Assembly, Sephiri Motanyane; and Lesotho students who studied in Cuba. She also toured the heritage site of Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village and laid wreath at the King Moshoeshoe I Statue.

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