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Cuba and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) are assessing the potential to broaden cooperation, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday.
The Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), Emilio Lozada, is representing Cuba at the 50th edition of the PIF, which is currently underway in Tuvalu through 16 August.
Lozada met with the Secretary General of the Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, as well as with Foreign Ministers of several nations that make up this mechanism for the cooperation of small island states.
The Cuban representative discussed the potential for cooperation and the expansion of the political dialogue with the Foreign Ministers of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Sori Eoe, Jeremih Manele and Ralph Regenvanu.
He also exchanged with the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who highlighted Cuba's contribution to medical care and human resources training in the region.
According to the Cubaminrex website, the WHO director considered that the experiences of the Caribbean nation's health system could be very useful for the Pacific Islands, particularly in primary health care and the treatment of chronic non communicable diseases.
During these meetings, Cuba and the representatives of the Pacific Islands agreed on opportunities to broaden bilateral relations, mainly cooperation on issues such as the combating of climate change, health, biotechnology and sports, the source revealed.....
SOURCE: PRENSA LATINA/PACNEWS
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