Praia, Cape Verde, 19 May – Thirteen Cuban specialists are due soon to arrive in Cape Verde to provide support for rural agricultural development programmes and food security, under the terms of a three-way agreement signed in Praia by Cape Verde, Cuba and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The Cuban technicians are due to visit the islands of Brava, Fogo, Sao Nicolau and Santo Antao, where over 18 months they will contribute to carrying out the two programmes.
Cooperation relations between Cuba and Cape Verde date back to 1976, a year after Cape Verde’s independence from Portugal, and have mainly dealt with the Health sector, as almost 600 Cuban doctors have spent time in Cape Verde.
There are currently 37 Cuban professionals in Cape Verde working in health facilities across the archipelago’s nine islands, although most have been placed at the central hospitals of Praia and Sao Vicente. (macauhub)