Sao Tome and Principe President in Cuba for Official Visit

President of Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, begins Monday the official agenda of his visit to Cuba, to be run until June 19, to strengthen bilateral ties.

The president, who arrived on Saturday, June 15, will pay tribute to Cuba’s national hero Jose Marti, at the statue that honors him in the Revolution Square.

Pinto Da Costa will meet here with the Caribbean island’s authorities, with which his nation established diplomatic relations on April 10, 1976.

The president’s agenda includes a visit tomorrow to the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), where young people from his country are studying.

During these years of relationships, nearly 640 experts and technicians from Sao Tome and Principe have received training in Cuban educational institutions.

That African nation has maintained a historical stance condemning the U.S.-imposed blockade of Cuba.

From 1977 to date, about 359 Cuban collaborators have worked in that nation, the smallest of the African continent.

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