(HAVANA) — Cuban President Raul Castro says that Cuba and the United States can work “side-by-side” in the effort to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
At the ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola, Castro called the situation “a dreadful epidemic,” and noted that the outbreak, “poses a huge challenge to humanity, one that should be met with utmost urgency.”
“At the moment,” Castro highlighted, “more than 4,000 Cuban healthcare collaborators are working in 32 African countries and…they are all joining in the preventive effort against Ebola.”
Over the weekend, Fidel Castro wrote in the state-run newspaper Granma, that ,”the hour of duty has arrived,” for Cuba, and that Cuba, “did not hesitate one minute in responding to the request made by international bodies for support to the struggle against the brutal epidemic which has erupted in West Africa.”
“We will happily cooperate with U.S. personnel in this task,” the former Cuban president wrote, “not in search of peace between these two states which have been adversaries for so many years, but rather, in any event, for World Peace, and objective which can and should be attempted.”
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