As a special envoy of Prime Minister, Dago Tshering, Bhutan’s ambassador to India, visited Cuba August 7-10 to discuss the bilateral prospects in the field of education and medicine.
During his visit Tshering met with the acting foreign minister of Cuba, Marcelino Medina and called on Vice-president Estaben Lazo.
During the meeting of two sides, areas of bilateral cooperation like fielding of Cuban doctors in Bhutan and Bhutanese students studying in Cuba were discussed, besides Bhutan’s lobby to seek the non-permanent seat in UN Security Council.
Dago Tshering also affirmed his recognition for Cuba’s contribution towards educational development in Bhutan, according to Havana Radio.
The acting foreign minister of Cuba, Marcelino Medina thanked Tshering for Bhutan’s support to fifty-years-long struggle of Cuban people against US hostility, reports Radio Havana Cuba.
Meanwhile, two students from Bhutan, four from Sri Lanka and three from India are ready to fly to Cuba for their higher study in medicine. The students from Bhutan and India met Cuban Ambassador to India, Abelardo Cueto on August 25, who gave useful advice to those aspiring students on their stay in Cuba.
Bhutan, with constitutional monarchy as the head of state, has opened the floodgates of diplomatic relations even with the communist country like Cuba and now considering the diplomatic ties with China, the northern communist giant.