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Army General Raúl Castro receives President Díaz-Canel his return from an international tour, Lots of Pictures

Army General Raúl Castro receives President Díaz-Canel
Last night, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, welcomed President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at José Martï International Airport, upon his return from an international tour that included People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s of Laos, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Russia stopovers in France and England
Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | internet@granma.cu
november 15, 2018 09:11:4

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During the dawn hours this Thursday the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, welcomed President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the official delegation accompanying him, at José Martï International Airport, upon their return from an international tour that included Russia and four Asian countries, plus stopovers in France and Britain.
Raúl was accompanied by José Ramón Machado Ventura, Central Committee second secretary, and First Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa, and greeted Díaz-Canel with a strong embrace, upon his return from a productive tour that once again demonstrated how much the world loves Cuba.
During the tour, the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers held meetings with heads of state, businesspeople, solidarity activists, and Cubans, abroad, reaffirming to them the country’s intention of strengthening ties of friendship; and signed a number of important cooperation agreements regarding economic relations, technology, energy, industrial development, and sports, among other areas

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El jefe de Estado y secretario general del Partido Popular Revolucionario de Laos, Choummaly Sayasone (D), tributó al también miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista y primer vicepresidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (I), una bienvenida efusiva y cariñosa en el Palacio Ejecutivo, en Laos, el 22 de junio de 2013. AIN FOTO/Hugo RIUS/bhd (Solo para uso editorial y clientes nacionales)

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Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, has made it impossible for Cuban Doctors to continue attending to the needy in Brazil

Declaration from the Ministry of Public Health
Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization

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Author: Ministry of Public Health | informacion@granma.cu
november 14, 2018 11:11:05

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanist principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in Brazil’s “More Doctors” program since its inception in August of 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that time the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the noble purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.

The program had planned the inclusion of Brazilian and foreign doctors who would work in poor and remote areas of the country.

Cuba’s participation in this program was arranged through the Pan-American Health Organization with one distinctive feature: it was intended to fill the vacancies left by doctors from Brazil and other foreign nations.

During these five years of work, some 20 000 Cuban collaborators have assisted 113,359,000 patients in more than 3,600 municipalities. They were able to provide health coverage to a vast 60 million Brazilians, when they accounted for 80% of all the doctors who were taking part in the program. More than 700 municipalities were able to have a doctor for the first time ever.

The work of Cuban doctors in areas of extreme poverty, in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia, and the 34 Special Indigenous Districts, particularly in Amazonia, was widely recognized by federal, state, and municipal governments of that country and its population, 95% of which expressed their acceptance, according to a survey carried out by the Federal University of Minas Gerais at the request of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

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Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Cuba & China: distant geographically, close in ideas (+ Photos)
During the third day of his official visit to China, President Miguel Díaz-Canel paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 8, 2018 10:11:19

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BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA .-The Cuban and Chinese people know well the meaning of the friendship and mutual respect they have shared for years. Thus it was no surprise to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez say that he felt “at home” here.

During the third day of his official visit to China, the Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong, the supreme leader of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China, from 1949 through 1976.

After arriving in Shanghai on Tuesday, he traveled to Beijing where he was received at the city’s international airport by MaXiaowei, president of the country’s National Health Commission.

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The first meeting on his agenda for the day was with Wang Yang, president of the XIII Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who recalled his 2015 visit to Cuba, and meeting with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, which he said made a deep impression on him. For his part Díaz-Canel reiterated that China is very important to Cuba, and that the government, party, and people are committed to further developing bilateral relations.

This is the third time the Cuban President has visited China, but the first as President of the country’s Councils of State and Ministers. He described the visit as one of “continuity and consolidation.”

The day also included a tour of the Forbidden City and a meeting with Cuban youth studying in China.

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Díaz-Canel: relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect
On the second day of his official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, among other activities, the Cuban President paid tribute to Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and visited educational institutions
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
november 6, 2018 10:11:50

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The second day of President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) began with a warm greeting he conveyed to the North Korean people from the Cuban people and Army General Raúl Castro.
First on the day’s agenda was a meeting with the President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium, Kim Yong Nam, where Díaz-Canel commented, “Relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect.”
Next he visited Kim Il-sung University, established in 1946.
Díaz-Canel reported that during his discussion with the country’s President on Sunday, cooperation between Cuba and the DPRK in the areas of tourism, education, and public health was discussed.
The Cuban delegation was bid farewell with a spectacular gymnastics performance, which included the projection of images of Fidel with Kim Il-sung, and Raúl with Kim Jong-il, as well as DÍaz-Canel and Jim Jong-un, that drew extended applause.f0023541

 

 

 

 

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