President of the Republic of South Sudan Meets with Cuban Ambassador
SOUTH SUDAN, May 7, 2012.- H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, met in solemn ceremony with Cuban Ambassador to than country, Clara Pulido Escandell.
President Salva Kiir recalled the historic relations between the two peoples and mentioned that more that thirty South Sudan physicians graduated in Cuba worked the country.
The Cuban Ambassador reiterated, on behalf of the Government and people of Cuba, the willingness to cooperate with the recently created State of South Sudan as part of the political history of Cuba with the African continent.
South Sudan declared its Independence on July 9, 2011, in a massive ceremony attended by diverse presidents from all over the world. Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo was present that historical day during which the Government of Cuba recognized the new State. Bilateral relations were signed on July 10, 2011 by then Chancellor Deng Alor and Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcos Rodríguez. Pulido Escandell is the first Cuban Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan. (Cubaminrex)