Caracas, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel evaluated today the development of the collaboration missions with Venezuela, in a meeting held with more than 800 Cuban professionals who provide services in the South American country.
During the exchange conducted at the Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI) María Eugenia González de Fuerte Tiuna, in this capital, the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, emphasized that Barrio Adentro Mission offers coverage to 100 percent of the population.
‘Cuban cooperation goes beyond the conventional, so far more than 200,000 collaborators have passed through this country, it is a real army of peace, of life, of brotherhood between two peoples,’ added the Venezuelan vice president during the activity.
In this regard, he highlighted the commitment of the Bolivarian Revolution and the National Government to maintain the ties of cooperation between the two nations, which now aims to consolidate different agreements in agriculture, mining and tourism.
For his part, Julio César García, head of Cuban missions in Venezuela, explained to Diaz-Canel the results of the 28 missions deployed in the sister nation, where 218,000 Cubans collaborate.
He pointed out that with Barrio Adentro Mission, a total of three million Venezuelans were surgically treated, and thanks to the Miracle Mission, more than one million 300 thousand surgeries were performed so far to people with eye problems and low economic resources.
Added to this, he explained that the expansion of the Cultural Mission is foreseen, as well as ‘strengthening sports missions for the extension of sports to greater number of people and the attention of high performance athletes’.
After receiving detailed information about the collaboration, the Cuban leader urged professionals of the island to be faithful to the legacy of José Martí, of the Liberator Simón Bolívar; the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the Army General, Raúl Castro, as well as Commander Chávez, to sustain the gains achieved throughout Latin America.
Diaz-Canel said that his visit to Venezuela is to strengthen brotherhood relations between the Cuban and Bolivarian Revolution and deepen bi-national cooperation for the welfare of the people.
The Cuban leader arrived in Caracas on Wednesday to develop an intense agenda, which included visits to the National Pantheon and the Cuartel de la Montaña, where he honored Simón Bolívar and Hugo Chávez, respectively.
He also made a speach at the National Constituent Assembly and received the Liberation Order in its first class from the Venezuelan president.