Cuba in Australia

Southern Cross Brigade of Australia resumes its trip to Cuba in its 38th edition

Canberra, December 27, 2022. The Southern Cross Brigade will travel to Cuba from 29/12/2022 to 17/01/2023, after two years of not having taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Brigade, in its 38th edition, will be made up of 15 members of the Cuba solidarity movement, who are traveling with the aim of getting to know the political, economic and social reality of the country, as well as learning a little more about its history.

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia receives the Cuban ambassador

Canberra, December 2, 2022- The Cuban ambassador, Mr. Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, was received by Richard Marles, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Australia.

During the exchange, which took place in a cordial atmosphere, the positive state of bilateral relations, the cooperation in the multilateral field, and the opportunities to continue deepening ties in sectors such as biotechnology, health, renewable energies and education were highlighted.

Ambassador Lorenzo Rodríguez updated the Vice Prime Minister on the main issues related to Cuba.

Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba is established in the Federal Parliament of Australia

Canberra, November 24, 2022 - The new Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba has been officially constituted for the current legislature of the Australian Federal Parliament (period 2022-2025).

The group is made up of a total of 32 federal parliamentarians; of them, 21 deputies of the House of Representatives and 11 Senators.

The Group will be chaired by Sharon Claydon, Labor MP, who in turn holds the position of Vice-President of the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament. Claydon MP served as Group Vice Chair from 2019-2022.

VI Festival of Latin American Flavours held in Canberra

Canberra, 23 November - The Embassy of Cuba participated in the sixth edition of the Canberra Latin American Flavours Festival. This festival, which is usually organized annually by Latin American diplomatic missions accredited in Australia, had not been held since 2019 due to the Covid pandemic.

Australian Deputy Secretary receives Cuban ambassador in Canberra

Canberra, October 24, 2022 - The Cuban ambassador, Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, was received by the Australian Deputy Secretary (Deputy Chancellor), Michelle Chan, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade headquarters.

During the meeting, both diplomats exchanged on cooperation in the multilateral field, the current state of relations between the two countries and the potentials for further strengthening Cuba-Australia relations.

Ambassador Lorenzo Rodriguez updated the Deputy Secretary on the main issues related to Cuba.