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Barbados and Cuba sign agreement on education


Barbados and Cuba sign agreement on education

Bridgetown, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Education and Technological and Professional Training of Barbados, Kay McConney, and the Cuban ambassador here, Sergio Pastrana, signed an agreement in the field of education, it was announced.

It grants two annual scholarships for five years to Cuban citizens, in order to train experts from that country in English as a foreign language, the local government informed through its website.

The signing of the document also gives Barbadians the opportunity to strengthen their capacity in the acquisition of a second language through the teaching of Spanish.

In addition, it will allow the practical exchange of teachers between Cuba and Barbados, with emphasis on those of English language, as well as those dedicated to secondary education.

This nation obtained scholarships granted by the Cuban executive in fields such as medicine and sports, for which reason the memorandum of understanding constitutes another step in the long-standing bilateral friendship and cooperation.

In December last year, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley headed a high-level meeting in this capital in which both parties ratified the will to expand ties.

During the visit of the Cuban leader, both nations signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in biotechnology between a Barbadian exporting entity and the Business Group of the Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba (BioCubaFarma).

Cuban internationalist medical brigades supported the Barbadians in the confrontation with Covid-19 in April 2020, as part of the Henry Reeve contingent.


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