The Gabonese Republic President Ali Bongo Ondimba begins today an official visit to Cuba. According to his agenda, the president will hold talks with senior officials, and will pay tribute to Cuban national hero Jose Marti.According to his agenda, the president will hold talks with senior officials, and pay tribute to Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
Ondimba comes to the Caribbean island after addressing the UN General Assembly debate in New York. Gabon and Cuba established diplomatic relations in March 1974, with ties in health, education and sport.
More than 30 Cuban health professionals are currently working in that central African nation, with a population of 1,500,000 inhabitants. Regarding education, nearly 26 Gabonese youth are studying in Cuba in different careers, including medicine, sport, and science teaching.
Gabon’s Foreign Minister Emmanuel Issoze visited the island in June, and met with his Cuban peer Bruno Rodriguez.
Both countries ratified then their interest in strengthening bilateral ties.