Faraz for collaboration with Cuba in culture, media

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz emphasising cooperation in the field of culture with Cuba, said on Wednesday that Pakistan has a rich and diverse cultural heritage that needs to be shared with the Cuban people.
Speaking during a meeting with Cuban Ambassador Gabriel Tiel Capote, who paid a farewell call on him, he said that collaboration in the areas of culture and media would help promote bilateral relations.
Faraz said that Pakistan and Cuba enjoy cordial relations and thanked the ambassador for the scholarships offered in the medical field to the Pakistani students in those areas which were badly affected by the 2005 earthquake.
He said that a large number of Pakistani students had benefitted from the scheme. He added that Cuba is a resilient nation which has made remarkable contribution in the spheres of sports, music and medicine.
The Cuban envoy appreciated the minister’s remarks regarding Cuba and its people and said that Pakistan has supported them at the diplomatic level. He emphasised the need for implementation of various memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed between Pakistan and Cuba in different fields for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries.
Both sides also discussed the measures taken by their governments to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
The minister wished the ambassador the very best in his future diplomatic engagements and hoped he would carry good memories of his stay in Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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