Cuban Minister Confirms that Cuban Doctors are Appreciated in Qatar

Doha, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez said today that he confirmed that the Cuban doctors are appreciated in Qatar during a meeting with more than 460 health professionals serving in Dukhan.

Rodriguez, who concludes this Friday a four-day official visit to the Arab country, traveled to the northern town in order to learn about the work of the Cuban Medical Brigade in the Cuban Hospital of Dukhan, officially opened in January, 2012 as part of a bilateral agreement.

Accompanied by the Cuban Ambassador in Doha, Eumelio Caballero, the Minister of Foreign Affairs visited the medical center and was able to appreciate its modern equipment, as well as the professional preparation of doctors, nurses and other health technicians.

During the exchange, Rodriguez shared with the Cuban doctors current information on the political, economic and social situation of Cuba, as well as discussing other issues, sources of the Cuba embassy said to Prensa Latina.

The doctors and other staff were very happy with the visit of the Minister and shared details of their daily work in that hospital in northwest Qatar, which is managed by Cubans and has a workforce of 467 Cuban doctors.

Bruno Rodriguez will travel tonight to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, after a visit that began in Doha on Tuesday with the goal of conducting talks with the highest authorities of Qatar.

On Wednesday, the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs was received by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, with whom he discussed different issues of the ties between Cuba and Qatar.

During the meeting, the Emir of Qatar ratified their willingness to consolidate and expand cooperation relations with Cuba and mentioned their interest of exploring new ways of strengthening cooperation between Havana and Doha.

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