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Cuba-Senegal Economic, Scientific Technical Session Opens in Dakar, 3/26

Cuba-Ethiopia Commission For Economic Cooperation Opens In Havana, 11/3/00

Cuba, Popular Republic of the Congo Sign Pact, 11/2/00

Radio Havana Cuba

Here we reprint selected stories on AfroCuban, Diaspora, and African themes that might otherwise be buried in the RHC web page, which is at http://www.radiohc.org

South African Vice President Concludes Visit To Cuba, 10/30

Cuban And South African Youth Leaders Meet In Havana, 10/27

Cuba And Haiti Sign Important Bilateral Accords, 10/25/00

Trinidad And Tobago's Industry And Trade Minister Arrives In Cuba, 10/12/00

CUBA AND ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, 4/23/00

Cuba-Senegal Economic, Scientific Technical Session Opens in Dakar, 3/26

Dakar, March 26 (RHC)--The first session of the Cuba-Senegal Joint Economic and Scientific Technical Commission began on Monday in Dakar, Senegal.

The Cuban delegation is headed by Government Minister, Ricardo Cabrisas and representing Senegal is that country's Foreign Minister, Cheikh Tidianne Gadio.

In Monday's sessions, the two sides analyzed the possibility of strengthening mutual cooperation in sectors like trade, health, agriculture, sports and education. According to press reports, Cuba will offer scholarships to Senegalese students in education and sports.

Cooperation between the two nations began in 1994 with the signing of a bilateral accord in Economic and Scientific Technical Cooperation, which has led to continued contacts between foreign ministries and exchanges of high-level delegations.

Cuba-Ethiopia Commission For Economic Cooperation Opens In Havana, 11/3/00

Havana, November 3 (RHC)-- The first session of the Cuba-Ethiopia Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation got underway on Thursday with the objective of increasing bilateral relations in different sectors. Presiding over the delegations are Cuba's Minister for Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation, Marta Lomas and Ethiopia's Trade and Industries Minister, Kassahun Ayele. During their meeting, the Cuban and Ethiopian delegations discussed setting up a three year economic and technical cooperation program in the sectors of health, education and sports. The Ethiopian representative pointed out that his country supports Cuba at the United Nations and other international forums condemning Washington's blockade against the island.

Cuba, Popular Republic of the Congo Sign Pact, 11/2/00

Havana, November 2 (RHC)-- Cuba and the Popular Republic of the Congo have signed an agreement for the creation of joint ventures and increased cooperation in the fields of pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, food and construction materials. The agreement was signed in the context of the Havana International Trade Fair, currently underway at the PABEXPO Exhibition Hall. In related news, the Cuban CIMATEL Company and the Brazilian CSL firm signed an accord that will facilitate information via Internet to Brazilian business executives. And Venezuela's Pirelli Company and Cuba's ENSUNA signed an accord to increase the supply of tires to the island.

South African Vice President Concludes Visit To Cuba, 10/30

Havana, October 30 (RHC)-- South African Vice President Jacob Zuma concluded a six-day official visit to Cuba over the weekend. Cuban Communist Party Political Bureau members Juan Almeida Bosque and Jose Ramon Balaguer saw off the South African Vice President at Jose Marti International Airport. Jacob Zuma, who is also the Vice President of the African National Congress (ANC), signed an agreement with the Cuban Communist Party, highlighting the determination "to continue working towards strengthened bilateral solidarity, friendship and cooperation between South Africa and Cuba." During his stay, the South African leader and his delegation visited centers of historical and social interest, as well as oil plants and tourism facilities in central Matanzas province. The vice president of the African National Congress thanked Cuba for its medical cooperation in South Africa's most remote areas. He also reiterated his country's strong rejection of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and promised to continue to urge Washington to re-consider its anti-Cuba positions.

Cuban And South African Youth Leaders Meet In Havana, 10/27

Havana, October 27 (RHC)-- The General Secretaries of Cuba's Young Communist League, Otto Rivero and the African National Congress' Youth League, Fikile Emballa, met in Havana and exchanged experiences on the current situation in their respective countries. Embalula spoke of ANC efforts to halt poverty and illiteracy and the unemployment that affects 5 million of 11 million South African young people. The South African youth leader expressed interest in learning about the experiences of Communist youth on the island, the Revolution's programs dedicated to children, teenagers and Cuban achievements in education, science, culture, health and sports. The General Secretary of Cuba's Young Communist League,or UJC, Otto Rivero, briefed the South African delegation on the history and current situation of UJC members and other youth, student and children's organizations. He also gave the South African delegation a detailed account of the so-called, "University for All," a popular education program that is being televised islandwide to students, professionals and Cubans in general.

Cuba And Haiti Sign Important Bilateral Accords, 10/25/00

Havana, October 25 (RHC)-- Cuba and Haiti have taken an important step forward in relations between the two countries with the signing of three bilateral accords. The agreements were signed Tuesday evening by the Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, and his Haitian counterpart, Paul Antoine Bien-Aime. The new bilateral accords will increase the number of medical personnel offered by Cuba to its Caribbean neighbor -- from 400 to 600 -- and provide for increased cooperation in the fishing industry. Cuba will also continue helping with a literacy campaign in Haiti, as well as lending assistance in cultural and artistic programs. The accords were signed during the official working-visit of Haitian President Rene Preval, who is heading his country's delegation to the Third Inter-governmental Mixed Commission, taking place in the Cuban capital. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, the Haitian president stated that he greatly admires the development of Cuba, despite the fact that the island has been economically blockaded by the United States for 40 years.

Trinidad And Tobago's Industry And Trade Minister Arrives In Cuba, 10/12/00

Havana, October 12 (RHC)-- An exhibition of manufactured products from some 18 different companies based in Trinidad and Tobago was inaugurated on Wednesday at Havana's Palco Hotel. On hand for the opening of the exhibit was that Caribbean island's Minister of Industry and Trade, Marvin Assan. The official from Trinidad and Tobago arrived in Cuba on Monday, heading an important business delegation. The exhibition includes office materials, food, chemical products, women's clothing and shoes.

CUBA AND ST. KITTS AND NEVIS HOLD FIRST JOINT COMMISSION, 4/23/00

Havana, April 23(RHC)-- Cuba and St. Kitts and Nevis held their first Joint Commission in Havana, which involved
discussions on cooperation in health, education, sports and agriculture.

During the meeting, representatives of the two countries reviewed a number of issues, including the Association of
Caribbean States, the Cuba-CARICOM Joint Commission and negotiations between nations of Africa, the Caribbean and the
Pacific with the European Union for a new Lome Agreement.

The inter-governmental meeting also served to establish links between the Chambers of Commerce of Cuba and St. Kitts and
Nevis.


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