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ACP thanks Cuba for its solidarity and cooperation 

Brussels, February 7 (RHC)-- The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) thanked Cuba for the solidarity and cooperation it has offered these countries for more than five decades, diplomatic sources reported today.

This was stated during a meeting in Brussels, in which the Director General of Cooperation at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade, and Investment, Magalys Estrada, presented the results of key programs undertaken by the Caribbean nation.

The ACP recognized the contribution of the island in the fight against apartheid and struggle of several African countries to win their independence, as well as to eliminating illiteracy, and collaboration across the spheres of health, sports and disaster response. 

During the meeting, new opportunities to expand multilateral cooperation and promote efforts to combat common challenges such as climate change, poverty and meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, were discussed. 

The ACP was created in June 1975 in Georgetown, Guyana, by 46 states from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The organization currently has 79 member-states, including Cuba, which joined in 1998.

To date, more than 190,000 Cuban collaborators have served ACP countries, according to official figures, with 6,374 currently serving in 48 nations of the group, while Cuba has awarded 1,475 scholarships to students from 74 states.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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