Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Ines Maria Chapman welcomed her Ghanaian counterpart, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, who is on an official visit.
Mahamudu Bawumia and Chapman also held talks at the Palace of the Revolution on issues of interest to both countries.
Previously, the visitor and his delegation paid tribute to the Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, with a floral offering in the monument erected to the Cuban hero, in the Revolution Square, in Havana.
Later, accompanied by the Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emilio Lozada, he visited the rooms of the memorial, where texts and articles of Jose Marti’s personal history are exhibited.
The agenda in Cuba of the Vice President of Ghana includes participation in the graduation ceremony of the University of Medical Sciences and a tribute in the park of African heroes.
Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic ties with Cuba, and this year both nations are celebrating the 60th anniversary of those ties, according to official sources.
In those six decades, there was a strengthening of those links, as they extended to the spheres of agriculture, tourism, sport, education, health; and science and technology.
Nowadays, almost 20 Cuban health professionals provide services in that African country, and more than 400 young Ghanaians study at Cuban universities.