Seychelles Foreign Minister Says Relations with Cuba are Crucial
Havana, May 21 (RHC)-- Seychelles’ foreign minister, Jean Paul Adam, who is on an official visit to Cuba, thanked his counterpart Bruno Rodriguez for the island’s cooperation in several fields and said relations with Cuba are essential for his country’s development plans.
Ministers Paul Adam and Bruno Rodriguez held talks at the Cuban Foreign Ministry on Monday, the Cuban News Agency reported.
As part of the Cuba-Sheychelles cooperation program, Cuban professionals are offering their services in the fields of healthcare, education, sports and agriculture in the African country, while over 20 youths from that nation are currently studying here.
Bruno Rodriguez expressed Cuba’s appreciation for the traditional and historical position of Sheychelles against the US economic blockade, and noted that the two countries are facing the challenge posed by climate change, which demands the strengthening of bilateral bonds and common positions.
Paul Adams arrived in Cuba on Sunday on a visit aimed at deepening bilateral relations with Cuba.
With a population of nearly 100,000 inhabitants, Seychelles is a group of 155 islands located off the eastern coast of Africa. The country got its independence from Britain in June 1976.