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Ghana vows to consolidate relations with Cuba

Accra, Oct 3, (RHC), – The Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, on Wednesday reiterated his government's commitment to deepen relations with Cuba, during a meeting in Accra with Fidelia Ricardo Garcia, the World Co-ordinator of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP), GNA news reported.

During the meeting with the Cuban official, Bekoe Amissah-Arthur recalled the good relations between the two nations, which dated back to the First Republic and said the link had inured immensely for the mutual benefit of Ghana and Cuba.

The Vice-President also commended Cuba for the immense assistance offered to Ghana.

Cuba has offered more than 1,200 scholarships to Ghanaians over the years to study in various disciplines especially in the educational sector.

Majority of the beneficiaries are serving in various capacities across the country, and according to Vice President Amissah-Arthur it has gone a long way to improve the economy and material conditions of the people.

"The Government and the people of Ghana will never forget the immeasurable support we have received from the government of Cuba," the Vice President said.

ICAP official, Fidelia Ricardo Garcia is in the country to seek support for the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in the U.S. for the past 15 years over unfounded charges of espionage.

Accompanying Garcia was Jorge F. Lefebre Nicoloas, the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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