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Haiti - Cuba : The future Haitian physicians, met with President Martelly
18/11/2011 08:49:09

Haiti - Cuba : The future Haitian physicians, met with President Martelly
During the final day of his official visit to Cuba, this Thursday, the President Michel Martelly accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, of Health and Education, visited the province of Santiago to inquire about the conditions under which evolve the young Haitian medical students.

The 300 Haitian students, who study medicine in Cuba, very honored by the visit of the delegation, expressed their joy and gratitude to the Haitian officials. They took the opportunity to address their requests to the President Martelly emphasizing in particular on the delays in the delivery of the monthly allowance granted by the Haitian state. In addition to a revision of this allocation on the rise, they expressed their disappointment egarding the negative images of Haiti that are showed in the Cuban television.

In his speech the Head of State congratulated the future physicians. While encouraging them, the President promised them that steps will be taken for their integration into the Haitian health system after their graduation. Concerning the increase of their allocation, without making a promise, the President assured them that the file will be followed. On the morning of that day, the delegation had met another group of Haitian students in Havana. With these young people, the discussions revolved around the same concerns.

On his return to Haiti Thursday, the President Martelly declared in a press briefing "...I also wanted to announce that we have agreed to start working on the development and the word of the airports of Hinche, Port de Paix and Jémémie, funds are available..."

For his part, Laurent Lamothe, the Foreign Minister informed that during the first day of their official visit to Cuba "we met with the Ambassador of India accredited to Haiti, the Ambassador has promised that e will give us 500 housing, so 500 homes for people, that we will call 'Village Gandi', the amount of envelope will be 5 million"

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