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Ghana and Cuba mark 64 years of diplomatic ties


Cuba and Ghana commemorated the 64th anniversary of their diplomatic ties on Cuba’s National Day.

On December 23, 1959, Ghana became the first Sub-Saharan African nation to establish diplomatic relations with Revolutionary Cuba.


Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a visionary leader, and Commander Fidel Castro Ruz created the groundwork for this partnership by encouraging brotherhood and mutual collaboration.

Ghana has continuously backed Cuba on international issues, opposing the US blockade and illegitimate penalties imposed by Donald Trump during the COVID-19 crisis.

The ceremony highlighted the two countries’ profound cultural and historical links, highlighting the concepts of South-South and Pan-Africanist collaboration.

She underscored Cuba’s desire to continue and deepen partnership in a variety of fields.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, hailed the deep connection and noted its expansion despite hurdles.

“We gave ourselves to Africa with many of our children who fought for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and the training of human resources.”

“In these 64 years, Cuba has collaborated in the medical sector, at this time, with 28 specialists from a Medical Brigade; Likewise, we had offered collaboration in sports, education and in the application of biolarvicides to combat the mosquito that transmits Malaria,” she added.

The healthcare sector emerged as a crucial relationship, with Cuban experts assisting Ghana’s healthcare system. Political discussions, enabled by joint commissions, have tackled a variety of topics, promoting common aims and improving people’ well-being.




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