Ethiopia and Cuba Strengthen Ties in Education

by Richard Ruiz Julien

Addis Ababa, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia and Cuba are strengthening cooperation ties in education, with the signing of various agreements that seek to contribute to the socioeconomic development of this country.

A delegation, made up of specialists from the Cuban Ministry of Education is currently visiting not only Addis Ababa but other Ethiopian regions, seeking to assess the compliance with bilateral agreements signed in 2017 and looking for potential for new projects.

Dr. Eugenio Gonzalez, director of Technical and Professional Education of the Cuban Ministry of Education, told the Prensa Latina news agency about the significance of these negotiations, which contribute to increase technology and production in Ethiopia.

The delegation has visited four of the seven regions in which Cuban educators cooperate and it has been able to confirm, according to Gonzalez, the satisfaction with the work done, especially in solving the problems that the teachers have to handle in each context.

‘Here are examples of Cuban cooperation workers that have produced, as part of the agreements signed, from perfumes to thermal furnaces to work with metals, others work to repair machinery and tools and also set up workshops, including some textiles’, he said.

The Ethiopian Government is promoting a large-scale transformation project to bring the economy from an agricultural predominance to an industrial stage, but that process requires detailed advice, according to specialists.

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