Tribute to Raul Roa on the 110th Anniversary of his Birth

ROA TRIBUTE 110TH ANIV BIRTH

Havana, Cuba, Apr 18 (acn) Raul Roa, known as the "Foreign Minister of Dignity", was honored on Tuesday in Havana on the 110th anniversary of his birth.

Family and friends placed a floral wreath, symbol of respect and admiration for his great intellect and loyal revolutionary of Cuba's sovereignty, before a bust in his memory at the headquarters of the Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU).

Press Release: "Cuba calls upon the strengthening of international cooperation in order to achieve tangible results in financing for development”.

New York, 18 April 2017.  As part of the event convened by the President of the General Assembly, “High-level SDG Financing Lab”, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, emphasized today that the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will only be possible, with firm commitments and greater political will to mobilize additional, predictable and unconditioned resources so that developing countries may meet the new and ambitious development goals.

Cuban Foreign Minister thanks Spain for solidarity

Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez thanked the Spanish people for its solidarity and support as well as their government´s rejection of the US blockade of Cuba. 

At a press conference in Madrid, Rodriguez, who is on a two-day visit, described as friendly and useful the meetings he held in the first day with Spanish authorities. 


Minister Rodriguez was received by the King of Spain, Felipe VI, the President Mariano Rajoy and the President of the Parliament Ana Pastor, and later met with his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis Quecedo. 

Chief Minister of Kerala, India, receives the Cuban Ambassador.

New Delhi, April 16, 2017. Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of the State of Kerala, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to India, Oscar Martínez Cordovés, in view of the historical ties that have existed between our country and that state which is actually led by a Left government.

The meeting,that took place in a fraternal atmosphere, was conducive to examining issues on the bilateral agenda regarding the potential for the development of economic ties and the cooperation in general.

Agreement on Visa Waiver between Cuba and Ghana enters into force

The Agreement on Visa Waiver for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of the Republic of Ghana has entered into force. The Agreement was signed in Accra on 18th October, 2013.

The Agreement facilitates the entry into their respective territories of citizens of both countries who are holders of valid Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports. 

Cuba and Iran ratify their willingness to continue consolidating collaboration in the multilateral sphere

Cuba and Iran ratify their willingness to continue consolidating collaboration in the multilateral sphere

Cuban Ambassador Vladimir Gonzalez Quesada held his first meeting with the Director General for Political Affairs and International Security at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Hossein Dehghani, who has just assumed this responsibility after serving as Alternate Ambassador of the Iranian mission to United Nations.

 

Fringe Meeting on Cuba during NUT Annual Conference

UNITED KINGDOM, 15th April, 2017.-A fringe meeting on Cuba, convened by Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) took place on the occasion of the annual conference of the biggest British teachers’ union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Several speakers addressed the topic of education in Cuba.

During the event, NUT Secretary General, Kevin Courtney, reminded the attendees that despite the blockade, Cuba had made great achievements in education; an undeveloped country with a great education system.

The legacy of Fidel Castro continues in India

New Delhi, 15th April 2017. Several social, and educational organizations and trade union in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the blockade of the United States against the island in the framework of a visit to India by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People’s (ICAP) led by the prominent journalist and writer Marta Rojas, and the presence of Yexenia Calzado, an ICAP official.

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