Bogota, Feb 12 - Colombia's FARC party highlighted the values of the Cuban Revolution, among which it noted its solidarity and commitment to peace.
In Cuba, 35,613 healthcare professionals from 138 countries, including the United States, have graduated, it said.
Of them, 29,746 students graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (founded in 1999), a project that has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the party underlined.
Fidel (Castro) succeeded in instilling in the Cuban people the notion that solidarity is to share the little you have and not giving away others what you have left. That summarizes the values of the Cuban Revolution, FARC President Rodrigo Londoño said in a declaration.
He added that in 2014, Cuba responded to the call from the United Nations and the WHO with 256 medical professionals who traveled to three African countries to fight the Ebola epidemic.
Cuba took the merit of having given everything to support the signing of a Peace Agreement (2016) between the Colombian State and the FARC-EP, the world's largest and oldest guerrilla movement, he pointed out.
Londoño added that ex-guerrilla fighters, former public force servants or their relatives, young people who were victims of the armed conflict in Colombia, and members of social, indigenous and Afro-Colombian organizations have benefited from scholarships granted by Cuba.
Cuba has heroically endured 60 years of the most inhumane blockade by the United States Government, and its response has been that over the past 55 years, more than 400,000 Cuban healthcare workers have offered their collaboration in 164 countries. Today, more than 29,000 of those professionals work in 62 countries, the FARC leader pointed out. (PL)