Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was met by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelino Sierra at the Jose Marti International Airport. Haiti and Cuba discussed bilateral relations during the visit., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Havana. May 16, 2013
Haitian Prime Minister begins
official visit to Cuba
ALIANA NIEVES QUESADA
HAITIAN Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe began an official visit to Cuba yesterday, May 15, during which he is to meet with authorities with a view to extending bilateral relations.
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was received at José Martí International Airport by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra.
Upon his arrival, Lamothe expressed his intention to thank the Cuban government for its solidarity and cooperation and to confirm the progress of young Haitians studying in Cuba.
The Haitian Prime Minister was received at José Martí International Airport by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, and his agenda includes a meeting with First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel and a tribute to José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.
Cuba is developing important cooperation projects in Haiti, centrally in the health sector. Since the beginning of Cuban medical cooperation in 1998, 11, 327 Cuban health personnel have provided services in that country.
In the wake of the Haitian earthquake in January 2010, more than 400 Cuban doctors working there at the time immediately responded to the emergency. Currently, 686 Cuban health personnel are working in Haiti.