Gambian Foreign Minister Appreciates Cuba’s Solidarity With Africa

Gambian Foreign Minister Appreciates Cuba’s Solidarity With Africa

Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Gambia, thanked Cuba for the solidarity assistance it has historically provided both to his country and to Africa, mainly in the area of health.

During a meeting with Ruben G. Abelenda, Cuban Ambassador to this nation, Tangara expressed the gratitude of his government and people for the humanitarian work carried out for more than 20 years by the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in his region, according to a press release published on the official website of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Despite the unjust blockade imposed by the United States, the Caribbean nation has never ceased to show solidarity, and its medical workers are today fighting COVID-19 in many countries of the African continent, and in other parts of the world,” he said.

Regarding the work carried out in his country by Cuban doctors and medical staff, the minister said that they work with great humanism, professionalism and responsibility throughout the national territory.  “Africa and The Gambia will be eternally grateful to the Caribbean nation for all it has done for us,” the minister said.

The Cuban ambassador to the African nation reiterated Cuba’s willingness and determination to continue collaborating with the countries that request it and reaffirmed that the blockade and the aggressions of the United States against the Caribbean island will never be an impediment to help those who need it most.

During the meeting between the two diplomats, the links between the nations were evaluated, which they described as very positive.

Cuba’s aid to Africa continues — with the arrival of three brigades of the Henry Reeve contingent.  They will serve the people in Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.