Cuba vigorously protests United States of America’s granting of asylum to an aircraft hijacker

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 27 February 2023, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the United States Chargé D’Affaires, Benjamin Ziff, to the Ministry, to formally convey Cuba’s vigorous protest at the granting of political asylum to the Cuban citizen Rubén Martínez Machado, perpetrator of the hijacking of a Cuban civil aircraft on 21 October 2022. 

Biden Administration puts Cuba back on list of state sponsors of terrorism

The Biden administration released the Country Reports on Terrorism and continues Cuba's designation as a “state sponsor of terrorism”.  The real purpose of slandering Cuba as a “terrorist” is to justify the illegal US blockade on Cuba. 

With Cuba’s SSOT designation, the US. attempts to criminalize normalizing relations with Cuba, exacerbating the already devastating impacts of sanctions.

The VI Regional Meeting of Cuban Residents in Latin America and the Caribbean was promoted in Saint Christopher and Nevis.

On Monday morning, Dr. Ladislao Taquechel Lescaille, president of the Association of Cuban Residents in this Federation, was received at the Cuban Embassy in St Kitts and Nevis. He was given preliminary information about the VI Regional Meeting of Cuban Residents in Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held next June in Venezuela.

Young Labour executives visit the Cuban Embassy in Saint Kitts and Nevis

We received members of the Young Labour executive at our diplomatic headquarters, with whom we had a pleasant and fruitful exchange. This organization, which constitutes the youth arm of the Labour Party of this Federation, was represented during the meeting by Rasheem Hopkins, Tanessa Charles, Kashema Gumbs and Alaric Arache, who were updated by Ambassador David Rivero on some topics of interest such as the economic situation in Cuba and the impact of the blockade imposed by the United States.

Delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam pays working visit to Cuba

A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Vu Trong Lam, deputy editor-in-chief of the Communist Review, paid a working visit to Cuba from February 9 to February 14. Between February 10 and February 12 the delegation participated in the first international meeting of political ideological magazines and newspapers of political parties, left-wing and progressive movements in Havana.

Minister Maynard meets with Ambassador of Cuba to Saint Kitts and Nevis

The Honourable Minister Konris Maynard, in charge of the portfolios of Public Infrastructure and Utilities, Transport, Information, Communication and Technology and Post, met this morning with the ambassador of Cuba to Saint Kitts and Nevis, David Rivero Pérez, on a work visit. During the meeting, both parties highlighted the good state of the historical links that unite their countries and the willingness to continue strengthening them. In this sense, possible new avenues of Cuban cooperation were evaluated.

Cuba honours Vietnamese journalist

The Cuban Association of Journalists (UPEC) presented the Felix Elmusa Medal – the highest honour of the organisation - to journalist and translator Vu Van Au, a former staff of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), in recognition of his contributions to the popularisation of information on Cuba’s social life and achievements across fields.

The 90-year-old Au was honoured at a ceremony on February 13 to launch the Vietnamese - Spanish Dictionary compiled by himself, which is the first bilingual dictionary of this kind compiled and printed in Vietnam.

Vietnamese group AMV and CIGB sign a commercial contract

The purpose that, in perspective, Cuba will play an increasingly important role in supplying biotechnological products to Vietnam was expressed by Ambassador Orlando Hernandez Guillen in Hanoi on Friday.

The common desire to advance in that direction and the incessant development of Cuban biotechnology are elements that should enable us to achieve that goal, the diplomat stressed after signing a commercial contract between the Vietnamese group AMV and the Havana-based Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).


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