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Cuba and Timor-Leste strengthen cooperation ties
Prensa Latina - October 9, 2015
At a press conference, Maria de Araujo said that the two nations expressed interest in extending the agreement already in place in the area of health, to be signed in Dili, the Timorese capital.
He declared that the parties analyzed the possibility of establishing university hospitals in Timor-Leste, as a way to support the training of doctors, not only in that country but also in the region.
The prime minister also declared that it is in progress the analysis on how to establish cooperation relating to the biological control of vectors, such as mosquitoes that cause dengue and malaria, of high prevalence in Timor-Leste.
Moreover, Maria de Araujo highlighted the meeting between the educational authorities of both countries, which strengthened the bilateral cooperation in the area of education, he said.
In that sense, he said that Cuba will send technicians to help select candidates to be trained as future teachers, especially in subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology and pedagogy.
Also, he added, we will have the possibility to collaborate in continuing studies with the educational method "Yo si puedo seguir" (Yes, I can continue), which will give continuity to the process of learning and teaching of more than 190,000 Timorese, literate with the Cuban method "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can).
Summing up the bilateral cooperation, the prime minister expressed his deep appreciation to the government and people of Cuba for the solidarity, cooperation and brotherhood shown towards Timor-Leste in the most diverse areas.