Togolese government authorities, led by its Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou, officially welcomed the Cuban medical brigade that arrived in Lomé, the capital city, to combat the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister of the African nation thanked Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel for the solidarity which is driven by purely altruistic reasons from the largest of the Antilles to other people of the world and especially to African nations.
According to Eugenio Martínez Enriquez, general director of Latin America and the Caribbean of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, published on Twitter, the Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Debussy and the Minister of Health Moustafa Mijiyawa, who congratulated Cuba for the gesture of solidarity, were also present at the event and highlighted the level of preparation and development of the Caribbean country in the area of public health.
This brigade of Cuban doctors is joining those already working in the confrontation with COVID-19 in several countries around the world, including Angola, Italy, Nicaragua, Suriname, Venezuela, Andorra and Belize.
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic, is part of sub-Saharan Africa and has a population of over 7 million 756 thousand inhabitants on an area of about 56 thousand square kilometers.