ISLAMABAD–The next February 27 and 28 will be memorable days in the history of bilateral links between Pakistan and Cuba, distant countries but at the same time friendly, which currently have good political relations. In these two days will be held at the Universities of Medical Sciences of Sancti Spiritus and Cienfuegos the graduation ceremony of about 600 Pakistani students. With these ceremonies, will culminate their studies in Cuba, after seven years as a part of the free Scholarship Program that was provided by the Government of Cuba in 2006 in which 1000 Pakistani were studied to graduate as doctors.
For the vast majority of the students, Cuba was the first foreign country to which they were traveling. They were received as ambassadors of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and were made to creditors of such symbolic qualification for its friendship, love, dedication and effort displayed during these years. They studied far away from their family and friends, making enormous sacrifices that today are awarded with the recognition of the educational authorities of both countries.
Now, once they graduate, many of them with gold titles, they will return to provide services in their origin communities and will be humble ambassadors of Cuba and will relocate to his people the affection and love received during your stay in our country. For these students Cuba has become his second homeland and have beautiful memories of it. Our country welcomed them as children and provided them with the best of what we have in the field of education of public health, high reputation worldwide.
Congratulations on behalf of the Embassy of Cuba in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the graduates, the authorities of the High Education Commission, the Government of Pakistan and all officials from various government institutions and other sectors of Pakistani society who’s always provided its full support to this project which now it’s successfully completed. Also congratulations for their family and close friends who always gave them support, encouraging them to not miss out on the opportunity provided by the Government of Cuba to be doctors and offer their services to the people of Pakistan.
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