CAMAGÜEY.- (PL) Members of the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagforbundet) are here today to provide medical assistance in Puerto Piloto, in this eastern Cuban province, which was harshly hammered by Hurricane Irma.

The Norwegian delegation is visiting the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences to exchange experiences with Cuban public health specialists and professionals with a leading role in situations of national and international contingency.

Located in the municipality of Sierra de Cubitas, about 60 kilometers from the provincial city, Puerto Piloto underwent serious material damage in housing and the fishing sector, the main economic sector in the coastal zone.

In addition to aiding the victims, the Norwegian trade unionists are exchanging experiences with their Cuban counterparts.

'This is a sign of the challenge to the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba,' said Fagforbundet leader Kristian Stenesto.
'It is vital for us to bring Cuba's truth to the rest of the world; the strength of its people and their ability to overcome difficulties,' she told.

Organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the official meeting with the Norwegian delegation also includes talks with foreign university students in Camagüey who are participating in the recovery efforts on the territory.