NASSAU, October 16th, 2017.-The Grand Prix of the International Cultural Festival of The Bahamas, held in Nassau on 14th and 15th October, was once again awarded to Cuba, only a few days before the celebration of the Cuban National Culture Day.
Besides, the Cuban artists Silvia Irene Blanco and Iracema Arias were awarded individually with the prizes within the Caribbean region for their guaracheras made out of paper and the sample of papier maché, respectively.
On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and withdraw all their relatives, claiming that there had been “attacks” perpetrated against US Government officials in Cuba which have harmed their health.
The Cuban Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran and concurrent in the Republic of Iraq, Vladimir González Quesada, said goodbye to the Arab country’s authorities on the occasion of the next end of his mission in Tehran. In this regard, the diplomat sent two letters to the Iraqi President, Mohammad Fuad Masum, and to the Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari.
The Cuban Embassy in Tehran offered a cocktail on the occasion of the farewell of its Ambassador, Vladimir González Quesada, who returns to Cuba after four years of work in the Persian nation.
The event was attended by executives and officials of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, led by the Deputy Director General for the Americas, Hojatollah Soltaní, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the country and some Iranian friends.