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Papua New Guinea and Cuba enhance relations

Papua New Guinea looks forward to enhancing and furthering bilateral relations with Cuba.

Acting Governor-General, Hon. Theodore Zurenuoc, while accepting Letters of Credentials from the Ambassador of Cuba to Papua New Guinea, Mr Jose Manuel Galego Montano, says both countries are island nations and as such, they both face similar development challenges.

He expresses Papua New Guinea’s gratitude to Cuba for its continued support and assistance to the Pacific Islands Forum through the Post Forum Dialogue Process.

“PIF is an important regional organisation and its members collectively support the partnership with Cuba in achieving some of the development issues in the region,” he said.

Mr Zurenuoc further says Papua New Guinea is fully aware of Cuba’s continued efforts in providing medical aid to the Pacific and the government is keen to cooperate with the government of Cuba in areas such as education, health, sports technology, climate change, among others.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Montano, responded that Cuba and Papua New Guinea, “are building extraordinary links between brothers and sisters of countries in the Pacific region.”

He believes that the harmonious and cooperative relations between both countries will inspire other countries to reach out to their neighbours and help develop each other.

Amb. Montano further says Cuba will continue to improve its relations with PNG in areas such as education, health, new medicines, technology, sports, disaster prevention, industrialisation, among others.

He wishes to see both countries continue to prosper through their strengthened relations.

Cuban Ambassador to Papua New Guinea (based in Canberra) His Excellency Jose Manuel Galego Montano , presenting his Letters of Credentials to Acting Governor-General, Hon. Theodore Zurenuoc, at Government House on Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

Ambassador Montano shaking hands with Hon. Zurecnuoc at Government House.


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