SECOND Vice President Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi yesterday left here for a special bilateral visit to Cuba, where, among other activities, he is expected to visit the parliament and hold talks with officers from the legislative body.
Accompanied by his wife, Asha Suleiman Iddi and other senior officers, the Vice President will also hold meetings aimed at strengthening relations particularly wooing for more support from Cuban government in developing health and education programmes.
According to a press statement from his office, Ambassador Iddi was seen takeoff from the Zanzibar International Airport by senior government and political leaders who described Tanzania’s ties with Cuba as “enduring and historical.”
During the week-long visit, the delegation led by Mr Iddi, is also expected to learn from Cuban pharmaceutical manufacturing to boost medicines availability at home (Zanzibar).
Cuba has been supporting Zanzibar in various development programmes, mainly in education, health, tourism, and culture, and the probably biggest project was the setting up of a joint medical school here to produce enough medical doctors.