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Haiti-Cuba foreign exchange students meet with President Privert

Valéry Bennett

National Palace Correspondent

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – University scholarship students studying in Cuba as part of the education partnership between the Republic of Haiti and Cuba met with the President of the Republic at the National Palace on Monday.

Meeting between President Privert and 21 students studying in Cuba at National Palace, August 22, 2016

His Excellency Jocelerme Privert, met this Monday, August 22 at the National Palace, in the presence of Ministers of Education, Mr. Jean Beauvoir Dorsonne, Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pierrot Delienne, Planning, Me Aviol Fleurant of Public Health, Dr Daphne Benoit and twenty one fellows originating from different regions of the country.

The Head of State, first congratulated the fellows while urging them to be ambassadors of Haiti to Cuba and to take seriously their studies. “It is a heavy responsibility that you assume, that to succeed and also worthily represent your country in a foreign land in the middle of several other nations. The ultimate goal is, beyond your personal training, to return to your new knowledge and skills at the service of Haiti, “said President Privert.

The President of the Republic, also welcomed the Haitian-Cuban partnership which, for many years now, the Haitian students to perform graduate in Cuban universities.

Government members present at the occasion took advantage of this highly symbolic ceremony to encourage and congratulate the stock while wishing them the best for this great intellectual adventure, cultural and social awaits them.

Of the 21 students leaving the country Tuesday, August 23, 16 of them will be involved in the medical field while the other 5 are studying law, civil rights and agronomy.

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About The Author

Valéry Bennett is a graduate student of Digital Publishing at ESCP, Paris. He is of Haitian descent and participates in the biennial mission trip with his church.