Mr. Phil Owen, Director of the Cuban Hospital, Mr. Mohamed Almarri, Executive Director, Professor, Ernesto Lopez, Director of the Cuban Medical Service and Head of the Cuban Medical Brigade, Dr. Angel Mario Felipe, Medical Director of the Cuban Hospital, Compatriots, members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Qatar. First of all, on behalf of the state mission of Cuba in the State of Qatar, I wish to express our congratulations on the occasion of the Latin American Medicine Day that we have just commemorated and for the organization, once again, of this interesting scientific event.
During the past few months, the US State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties. The maneuver consists in claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the US embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.
Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization.The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanist principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in Brazil’s “More Doctors” program since its inception in August of 2013.
A Cuban delegation of the General Staff of Civil Defense, headed by Colonel Luis Angel Macareño, Vice Chief and Lt. Colonel Gloria Elvia Gely Martínez, head of the Dept. of Prevention and Disaster Reduction, participates as a guest at the 12th edition of the International Exhibition of Internal Security and Civil Defense (Milipol Qatar 2018), at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.