Cuba received from the government of Namibia a donation of more than 20,000 liters of oil of sunflower that will be destined to the network of hospital facilities in the country, according to official media reports on the island.
Samuel Goagoseb, ambassador of the African nation in Havana, made the delivery on behalf of his country in the warehouses of the Wholesale Company of Havana 1, according to the report of the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (@MINCEX_CUBA) in #CubaAna Teresita González, thanked the Government of #Namibia a donation of food destined for the system of #Public health. 🇨🇺 🇳🇦❤️👇https://t.co/HxDyEnrkyq pic.twitter.com/7TVT8MLC0V
– Caribbean Channel (@CanalCaribeCuba) September 15, 2022
The First Deputy Minister of Foreign tradeAna Teresita González Fraga, thanked the contribution of the donation to the fight that the Island maintains against the ravages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as by accidents in the Saratoga Hotel (May) and the Super Tanker Base of Matanzas (August), reports the media.
The official thanked the government and the Namibian president, Hage Geingob, for the constant and historical support to Cuba in the multiple interventions in United Nationsthe African Union and in other international spaces, in pursuit of the resolutions for the end of the policy of sanctions and economic pressure against the Island.
Goagoseb read a statement by the President of Namibia, who highlights that the aid provided responds to the history of cooperation and humanism displayed by Cuba as a bulwark and standard-bearer of international solidarity. The diplomat also conveyed his deep hope that the donation will make a difference in the lives of the most needy Cubans and accompany the efforts made by the health system to provide quality service to citizens.
Cuba played a fundamental role in the independence of Namibia in 1990, achieved with the defeat of the apartheid colonial system in the southern African cone, to which thousands of internationalist combatants from the island contributed during the war in Angola.
Several countries, as well as international institutions and companies, have recently donated supplies, medicines and food to Cubaas a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other events that have influenced the worsening of the serious economic and social situation in the country.
The Caribbean Island is going through one of its worst crises, and food shortages constitute one of the accusatory problems facing the Government, which due to low production is forced to import most of the products consumed in the country.