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Prime Minister of St. Lucia Heads to Cuba to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

HAVANA – St. Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Davis Anthony will arrive in Cuba on Monday, where his busy agenda includes talks with officials here and visits to places of scientific, medical and educational interest.

According to the program released to the media, the president will remain on the island until June 1, to strengthen the bilateral ties established at a diplomatic level in August 1979.

Anthony will also pay tribute to Cuban national hero Jose Marti at Revolution Square here.

He will visit a school in Havana, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and a nursery linked to urban agriculture.

Relations between Cuba and St. Lucia has developed mainly in the sectors of health, construction and sport.

Currently, 23 Cubans are serving in St. Lucia in the medical field, including a dozen related to Operation Miracle, an initiative to restore vision to poor people.

Seventy-seven St. Lucian students are studying in Cuba, mostly in health-related careers.

Source: Prensa Lataina

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