Djibouti inks health cooperation deal with Cuba

The governments of Djibouti and Cuba have inked agreement to cooperate on the health sector, Cuba Health ministry said.

In a statement, Cuba Health Ministry said both Djibouti and Cuban health ministers Mohamed Warsama Dirieh and Jose Angel Portal respectively have signed their deal for their respective countries.

They reaffirmed in Havana their commitment to maintaining cooperation ties in that sector.

According to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Warsama Dirieh and Jose Angel Portal met this week in the context of the official visit made by the Djiboutian official to the island.

110 young Djiboutians have graduated from Cuban universities, 63 of them as doctors, and currently work in that country; 88 medical specialists; six high-level trainers, and several professionals from Cuban agriculture and water resources sector, the Cuban News Agency reported.

For 22 years Cuba and Djibouti have maintained diplomatic relations based on respect, cooperation and friendship.

Since 2002, hundreds of Cubans have worked in Djibouti, a country located in the Horn of Africa, bordering Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, with a population of less than one million inhabitants and an economy mainly dedicated to port activity.

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