Cuba in Ethiopia

Cuban ambassador visits Gerji Unity University.

Addis Ababa, 5 May 2022.  The Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jorge Lefebre Nicolás, visited the Gerji Unity University of Sciences and held a pleasant meeting with its Board of Directors. During the visit, they exchanged cooperation issues of mutual interest to the Ethiopian university and Cuban health institutions.

The ambassador delivered the authorities of the University an invitation to attend the International Convention "Health for All 2022" to be held in Cuba next October, which was favorably received.  

Ambassador of Cuba meets with Director General of America and Europe of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry.

Addis Ababa, 8 March 2022. Cuban Ambassador Jorge Lefebre Nicolás met today with the new Director General of America and Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Ambassador Eshete Tilahun, at the headquarters of that ministry.  

During the meeting, they exchanged on issues of bilateral interest, the state of relations between both countries and ways to strengthen them.


Cuba and Ethiopia commemorate the 44th Anniversary of the Victory of Karramara, in the Ogaden War.

Addis Ababa, 5 March 2022.  An emotional event was held in the Ethiopian-Cuba Friendship Park, to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the Victory of Karramara, which gave Ethiopia the triumph in the Ogaden War of 1978.  Present were members of the Cuban diplomatic mission, veterans of that battle, representatives of the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian graduates in Cuba, members of the Cuban Medical Brigade in the country and Cuban residents. It also had a large popular attendance. 

Ambassador of Cuba highlights the historical importance of the victory of Karramara.

Addis Ababa, March 4, 2022. The Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia, Jorge Lefebre Nicolás, granted an interview this morning to the Ethiopian channel ETV, in commemoration this March 5, of the 44th anniversary of the victory in the Ogaden War, a fact known in Ethiopia as the Victory of Karramara. He recalled that in the Ogaden the Ethiopian troops, with the internationalist support of the Cuban combatants, defeated the aggression against the territorial integrity of Ethiopia, promoted from Somalia.