The Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development receives the Ambassador of Cuba

GHANA, September  17th , 2018.- Ph.D Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development received the Ambassador of Cuba to Ghana, Pedro Luis Despaigne González.

The Ghanaian Minister, who was recently named for that responsibility, in his welcoming remarks to the Cuban Ambassador, made reference to the historical links between the two countries, and to the impact of top figures of the Cuban Revolution as the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro and the Commander Ernesto “Ché” Guevara.

The Ambassador of Cuba after thanking the reception also referred to the progress of bilateral relations, and the importance of the official visit to the largest of the Antilles being carried out by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey.

The Ghanaian minister explained that his Ministry, created after the assumption of power by President Nana Akufo-Addo, has as its social objective the eradication of poverty in the belt of Muslim neighborhoods that are inserted in the main cities of the country, and which runs a set of educational programs. The high official acknowledged the solidarity role of Cuban doctors in Ghana, and expressed his interest in a visit to Cuba to see in practice their social achievements.

The Cuban Ambassador, after reiterating the willingness of the government and the people of Cuba to continue cooperating with Ghana in various spheres of common interest, emphasized that in 2019, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, there will be a massive graduation of more than 200 young Ghanaians who are currently studying medicine on the Caribbean island.

The fruitful exchange also involved Mr. Jair Sulemana, protocol officer of that Ministry and Mr. Faissal Ibrahim Cisse, personal assistant to the Minister. For the Embassy of Cuba in Ghana, the First Secretary, Julio César Sánchez Martínez was present. (Cubaminrex-Embacuba Ghana)