Sanctioned Zimbabwe and Cuba vow cooperation, expanding economic ties 

Source: Sanctioned Zimbabwe and Cuba vow cooperation, expanding economic ties | Al Mayadeen English

Just ahead of the G77 summit in Havana, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Cuba says the two countries are looking to cooperate on multiple levels, including health.

  • Zimbabwe and Cuba to expand bilateral economic ties.
    Late Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) chats with Zimbabwe’s late President Robert Mugabe during a welcoming ceremony offered at the State Council in Havana, Cuba, on September 12, 2005. (AFP)

Zimbabwe and Cuba are in discussions to set up a “mutually beneficial economic framework,” Zimbabwe’s state-owned The Herald reported on Thursday.

The newspaper said the two countries will look to upscale their “cordial” political relationship by expanding economic ties for the benefit of the two sanctioned countries’ people, citing Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Cuba Paul Chikawa.

The news comes just before the G77+China summit set to be held in Havana, Cuba, in which the sub-Saharan African country will take part.

According to The Herald, Zimbabwe will look to improve its healthcare system by tapping into Cuba’s “excellent” sector.

“Relations between Zimbabwe and Cuba go back beyond 1980 because Cuba was one of those countries that saw it fit to support our [Zimbabwe’s] liberation struggle,” Chikawa said.

The diplomat pointed to the strong relations between the two countries, adding that they are looking to expand cooperation in the pharmaceuticals sector.

Chikawa said Zimbabwe hopes to produce veterinary and human vaccines, as well as medicines via joint efforts with Cuba.

Furthermore, Cuba has deployed 14 medical brigades consisting of 15 medical experts who are spread across Zimbabwe, and it has also sent academics and specialists to train doctors in the country.


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    Ndonga 1 week ago

    Two failed Governments joining together for what? Crying about all their failed schemes…or more likely plan how to hide away money in foreign places to help them after they finally loose power…as they certainly will.