Cuban President arrives in Namibia on official visit

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in Namibia on Saturday for an official State visit and Heroes' Day celebrations.

Diaz-Canel is on a three-day visit to Namibia as a guest of honor to the 33rd Heroes' Day celebrations, held at Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday, as well as scheduled bilateral discussions with President Hage Geingob.

His visit also includes meetings with the Cuban health volunteers and the Cuban community in Namibia and Namibians who studied in Cuba.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has a total of 92 volunteers from Cuba, of whom the majority are specialists (59 per cent), pharmacists (16 per cent) and biomedical engineers (13 per cent), while others include, dentists, anesthetists, physicians, gynecologists, maxillofacial surgeons, pediatricians, surgeons, dermatologists and prosthodontists.

Diaz-Canel accompanied by his spouse, Madame Lis Cuesta Peraza, is expected to leave on Monday.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency