Lima, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian parliament has paid tribute to the Cuban medical brigade that has been assisting the victims of the torrential rains that have devastated the northern region of Piura for more than two months.
The legislators cheered the work of the Cuban delegation, when they appeared last night in the guest box, during a plenary session, after a ceremony in which they received diplomas of honor from the Congress and the Peru-Cuba Parliamentary League.
The four-doctor group, led by the brigade’s leader, Rolando Piloto, thanked the warm reception received by legislators of several trends that recognize the solidarity of the members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Physicians Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.
The president of the Congress, Luz Salgado, and the president of the Peru-Cuba League, Zacarias Lapa, previously presented the former one diploma of recognition to the brigade and the second diplomas of honor for each one of the 23 members of the brigade, during an act attended by Cuban ambassador, Sergio Gonzalez, and members of the diplomatic mission.
Both expressed their appreciation for the hard work carried out by the Cuban professionals in Cuba and their solidarity, and Salgado emphasized the quality of the work they performed and emphasized collaboration and mutual respect as a characteristic of Peruvian-Cuban relations.
In appreciation of the tribute, the head of the medical brigade, Rolando Piloto, said that this is also a tribute to the more than 350,000 Cuban public health workers who have complied with internationalist missions and the people of Cuba.