GENERAL - EAST GERMANY AND CUBA ESTABLISHING CLOSER CULTURAL TIES

Created: 11/14/1960

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Six East German university rectors, who had attended aIn Mexico, went to Cuba in September as official guests of the Cuban Education Ministry, accordingsually reliable source. On Its return to East Germany, the delegation reported tbat agroeaonta had beenwith Cuban oducatlonal organizations calling for the East German Advanced School for Economics to send teaching and correspondence-course material to the Uolvorslty of Havana and to the director- of the Cuban Communist novspaper Hoy.

The Cubans reportedlyan Interest in further agreements and contractstechnical personnel, language teachers, study plans, and other teaching materials. Appropriate East Gorman offices have been Instructed to review their teaching materials for translation Into Spanish. Ac-

cordingthe draft

ulutral agreement drawn up by the Cuban Government has already been sent to East Berlin for consideration.

Paulandidate member of East Germany's polit-buro, apparently spent two months In Cuba this summer and evidently made some progross in his regime's drive for expansion of economic and culturaland diplomatic recognition. "Che" Guevara, the Communist presldont of the National Bank of Cuba, la scheduled to visit East Berlin later this year. Along with other bloc countries, East Germany is expanding trade and supplying technical aid and has agreed to construct several complete Industrialin Cuba. The television services of East Germany and Cuba concluded an agreoment in August providing for oontlnuous exchange programs.

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