Cuba's first medical brigade from Italy will return next week

Rome, Jun 6 .- All 52 Cuban health collaborators who helped fight the Covid-19 pandemic in Lombardy will return to Cuba on Monday, June 8, the Cuban Embassy in Italy confirmed.

A statement from the diplomatic mission stated the medical brigade, made up of 36 doctors, 15 nurses and a logistics specialist, will depart from Milan, where it will be seen off by representatives of the regional government, the Cuban Embassy staff, the solidarity movement and Cubans residents in Italy.

On this new celebration of Africa Day we renew our friendship and fraternity with the sister continent

  • Message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of Africa Day

This year we commemorate Africa Day in Cuba under exceptional conditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This, however, will not prevent that such a relevant event as the foundation on May 25, 1963 of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), renamed African Union (AU) in 2002 be celebrated as we Cuban always do.

On this new celebration of Africa Day, we will renew our friendship and fraternity with that sister continent to which we are bond by blood, cultural and historical ties. 

U.S. includes Cuba on infamous list of countries that do not cooperate in fighting terrorism

The State Department notified the U.S. Congress on May 12 that Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba were certified under Section 40A (a) of the Arms Export Control Act as "not fully cooperating" with U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in 2019.

The State Department's official website published the notification, clarifying that Cuba has now been reinstated on the infamous list from which it was removed in 2015, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations under the leadership of Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro.

Cuban Foreign Minister will hold an online press conference, 12 May 2020.

Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, will give this Tuesday, 12 May 2020, an online press conference on the terrorist attack perpetrated against the Embassy of Cuba in the United States, last 30 April.

This press conference will be broadcast live, starting at 1:30 p.m. (Cuban local time), as part of the News broadcast at Noon in the Cuban Television.

You can also watch it on Facebook and the YouTube channel of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

The Cuban Foreign Minister will answer national and foreign media questions.