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French Ambassador highlights academic ties with Cuba

Paris, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The French Ambassador to Cuba Laurent Burin des Roziers described on Thursday in this capital as historic the academic exchanges held between universities of both countries in the Campus France institution.

We had in that French institution in charge of international ties in higher education and research a day dedicated to the promotion of Cuban universities with a large delegation to represent them, the diplomat told Prensa Latina.

Des Roziers pointed out that the meeting allowed addressing new cooperation projects through the face-to-face meeting of the sides.

Cuba’s Day of Campus France was attended by 27 directors of International Relations of Cuban universities, a delegation headed by the director of International Relations of the Ministry of Higher Education, Maria Victoria Villavicencio.

The French ambassador expressed optimism for the prospects of collaboration in the academic sector and university mobility.

One of the issues, in which we could make more progress is the presence of Cuban students in France, I think there is interest and an important cooperation to aspire to become the second destination, after Spain, he explained.

Regarding the language issue, he noted that the French Alliance is represented on Cuba, and other courses are offered to learn and improve the language.