The Minister of Government and State reform, Pablo Farías, received the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Orestes Pérez Pérez at the House of Government. At the meeting, the official and the diplomat addressed issues of bilateral interest linked to international trade, education and health.
At the end of the meeting, the Cuban Ambassador mentioned, "We have had a nice meeting in which we have addressed issues of bilateral interest. Minister Farías has been concerned about the situation after Hurricane Irma and is interested in international relations between Cuba and the United States. We are consolidating a relationship with the province of Santa Fe, and we have been discussing some issues of bilateral interest for more than a year. "
Pérez Pérez added, "We, for example, buy in Santa Fe some food for our people and animal feed, and this is a relationship that intensifies, consolidates and identifies other spaces in which we can work jointly."
The diplomat mentioned that they also addressed issues related to public health and education, and stressed, "We have a literacy program Yo si puedo (I can do it) recognized by the United Nations, which worked some time ago in Santa Fe and we want to see if it returns to the province because of the importance it may have in some sectors of the population. "
Finally, he added, "Cuba has important advances in health matters, especially in the production of medicines and some vaccines, and that is also an area that we will surely be working together."
Also participated in the meeting the provincial deputy Leandro Busatto.