UNESCO recognizes Cuba’s solidarity with Africa

Paris, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Director General of UNESCO for Africa Priority, Firmin Edouard Matoko, highlighted on Tuesday Cuba’s contribution to the African continent in terms of education and health, ratified support in the context of the Covid- 19.

In an interview with the Prensa Latina news agency in this capital, the also head of Foreign Relations at the multilateral entity mentioned the study opportunities that the Caribbean island offers many young Africans, with thousands of graduates from various specialties in recent decades. .

Also in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we learned that Cuban doctors arrived on the continent to help various countries deal with it, he pointed out.

Matoko underlined UNESCO’s recognition of these actions as an important contribution to the work of supporting Africa.

With regard to Cuba, the deputy director general highlighted the links and joint work in various initiatives with the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO and the Permanent Mission of the Antillean nation to the organization.

We have important programs in Latin America, such as those related to Afro-descendant peoples and the Slave Route, which goes through history and teaches children what happened to those human beings, he added.

In his dialogue with Prensa Latina, Matoko reiterated the priority UNESCO gives Africa in its areas of competence: education, science, culture and communication.

We continue a special support program for the continent that dates back to the 1980s, and we do so through more than 30 national and regional field offices, and in coordination with the African Union (AU) and other organizations, abounded.

The inclusive access of girls to education, cultural identity, the study of history, the recognition of their rich heritage and the culture of peace stand out among the themes of the accompaniment, framed in Agenda 2063 set by the AU to promote the socioeconomic development.