The World would be better if there were more countries like Cuba
The ambassador to Congo-Brazzaville, Pascal Onguemby, said on Friday in Sancti Spiritus that the world would be better place if there were more countries like Cuba. The distinguished diplomat made the statement while visiting the province together with a group of the diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba.
14 de octubre de 2017 - Taken from the ACN
The ambassador to Congo-Brazzaville, Pascal Onguemby, said on Friday in Sancti Spiritus that the world would be better place if there were more countries like Cuba. The distinguished diplomat made the statement while visiting the province of Sancti Spiritus together with a group of the diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba.
No one has done for Africa has Cuba has, said Onguemby, who said that Cuba is Cuba and proof, he insisted, is what it has been doing to its people in the context of the recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma.
Other representatives from several nations ratified its gratitude of Cuba among them Luis Cabrera Gonzalez, Nicaragua’s ambassador to the island who spoke on behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean peoples.
Cuba expresses solidarity which is endorsed by the efforts and altruism of the health personnel in times of disasters, said Cabrera Gonzalez.
The President of the Provincial Assembly of the People’s Power, Teresita Romero expressed that currently 19.9 percent of the population is over 60 years of age placing the province as the oldest in Cuba.
The infant mortality rate in children under the age of one, said Romero is 2.35 per one thousand live births placing the province as among the best in the country while the life expectancy is 78.
Referring to the effects of Hurricane Irma, the President of the Provincial Assembly said that the measures of the civil defense system prevented the loss of human lives but the strong winds and rain inflicted damages in the social and economic infrastructure.
About 11 percent of the homes were damaged, while the municipality of Yaguajay was severely affected with 45 percent of its home with some kind of damage, said Romero.
The visitors also learned that the province has advanced in food production although they are still not satisfied with the results.
The diplomats were informed that 63.6 percent of the workers is in the state sector while 64 percent of the entities are socialist firms, five percent are special budgeted centers and the rest are purely budgeted entities.
After the encounter with the political and government authorities; with the participation of Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, the diplomats toured places of historic, cultural and social interests in Sancti Spiritus.