Monrovia, April 22, 2021 – In the morning hours, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Mrs. Jewel Cianeh Howard-Taylor, received the head of the Cuban diplomatic mission Mercedes L. Martínez Herrera at the Capitol in Monrovia.
The meeting, which took place in a cordial atmosphere, was a propitious occasion to convey fraternal greetings on behalf of the Cuban government to the Liberian vice-president, and to address various issues on the bilateral agenda between the two countries, with a view to expanding and consolidating the diplomatic ties established since April 19, 1974.
The Cuban diplomat reiterated Cuba’s gratitude for the permanent support to Cuba in various multilateral forums and in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. She also ratified the readiness and willingness of the Cuban government to contribute, on the basis of its modest resources, to the training of human resources and to strengthen cooperation in areas that could be mutually beneficial for both nations.
For her part, Mrs. Howard-Taylor, after thanking the representative of the Cuban diplomacy for her visit, praised the training of Cuban doctors, whom she considers “the best doctors in the world”, underscored Cuba’s capacity to guarantee the training of high-level professionals in key areas such as health and education and mentioned the need for Liberia and Cuba to work together to improve the quality of life of the Liberian population.