Canberra, October 4, 2022.- The Cuban Ambassador to Australia, Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, participated in the annual Colloquium on Latin America and the Caribbean held at the University of Queensland which its main theme was "Priorities for science diplomacy: ways to strengthen cooperation between Australia and Latin America towards 2030".
During the event, which was also attended by GRULAC ambassadors accredited in Australia, it was noted that there is no field of human knowledge or culture that does not require a strong and intentional management of science, technology and innovation as knowledge management.
Therefore, in a globalized context where coordination between the spheres of science and foreign relations is a key factor in responding to present and future challenges, it was emphasized that a strong relationship between Australia and Latin America and the Caribbean increases resilience to these challenges and enhances capacities to take advantage of the opportunities that come from the world.
Queensland is one of the six states that, together with the two mainland and six island territories, make up the Commonwealth of Australia. A branch of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS) works in Brisbane. Its recent solidarity initiative ¨From Australia to Cuba with Love¨ demanding the end of the US blockade managed to mobilize many friends and also raised funds for the Cuban health system.