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Minister of Education, Arts and Culture receives an invitation to visit Cuba.

Namibia, March 17th, 2021- The Ambassador of Cuba to Namibia, Sidenio Acosta Aday, handed over to the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture of this African country, H.E. Mrs. Ester Anna Nghipondoka, and her Deputy Minister, H.E. Mrs. Faustina Namutenya, two letters of invitation from the Cuban Minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velázquez, for both of them to visit the Caribbean island when the epidemiological situation allows it.

Minister Nghipondoka thanked her Cuban counterpart for the letters. She said that the visit to Cuba will be an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and strengthen historical bilateral ties. Likewise, she highlighted the achievements of the Cuban educational system.

On his part, Ambassador Acosta updated the Minister on the incidence of Covid-19 in Cuba, the effects of the pandemic on the academic year and the measures taken to control it. Likewise, he explained the tightening of the blockade against Cuba and its strong impact on all spheres of life. The Cuban diplomat reiterated his gratitude to Namibia for its unconditional support against this genocidal policy of the United States.

On March 1st, Minister Nghipondoka, on behalf of her Ministry, and Ambassador Acosta, representing the Cuban Ministry of Culture, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the fields of Arts and Culture. The agreement will enable collaboration in areas such as cultural exchange, technical assistance, research, artistic promotion, exchange of experiences, protection of cultural heritage and combating the trafficking of works of art, among others.

Also present were Juan Carlos Oliva Núñez, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Cuban Embassy, ​​and Theophelus Nuuyoma, personal assistant to the Namibian Minister.

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