S. African Vice President to Welcome Youths Who Studied in Cuba

Pretoria, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) South African Vice President David Mabuza will welcome today the medical students who studied in Cuba at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Mabuza is also the chairman of the Human Resources Development Council of South Africa, which looks into issues of human capital and skills development in the country.

These students will join the much needed pool of qualified doctors who can contribute to better medical health care in South Africa, accoridng to a statement from the Presidency.

The enrollment of young South Africans in Cuban universities to specialize in Medical Sciences is part of a collaboration program of the Department of Health of South Africa, which was agreed by former President Nelson Mandela and the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, after this nation celebrated its first democratic elections in 1994.

Since then, the two countries have established diplomatic relations and several bilateral agreements have been signed over the years in public health, including the training of South African students in Cuba.

The returning youths will complete their last year of their studies in South African universities.

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