Minister of Plantation Industries receives Ambassador of Cuba

SRI LANKA, February 3, 2017. - The Honorable Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka, received the Cuban Ambassador, Juana Elena Ramos Rodríguez, at the headquarter of this Ministry.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed on various current issues and exchanged widely on the possibilities of expanding cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the sectors related to the sugar and coconut industries.

Malaysia reiterates interest in closer relations with Cuba

Kuala Lumpur, February 3rd - Ambassador Dato Kennedy Jawan, the Director of America for the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, received a courtesy call from Cuban ambassador Ibete Fernández.

During the meeting, Kennedy reaffirmed Malaysia's interest in increasing relations with Cuba, not only in the political sphere but also in cooperation. In this sense, he spoke to increase the exchange of delegations in both directions and to explore together with Cuban authorities new possibilities of collaboration.

WHO rewards Cuba's Henry Reeve Contingent for international solidarity efforts

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On January 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded its Prize for Public Health to Cuba's Henry Reeve Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts combating natural disasters and serious epidemics.

According to a statement released by the Cuban Embassy in Geneva, cited by PL, the decision was unanimously reached during the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board.

Eusebio Leal evokes the figure of Fidel Castro in an emotional meeting with the staff of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN

New York, 31 January 2017.  As part of the program for his visit to New York, Eusebio Leal, Historian of the City of Havana, met with the staff of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN.

Diplomatic officials, employees and their relatives had the privilege to listen to the emotional evocation of the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution made by Dr. Leal who, with heartfelt words, gave an overview on the life and work of the Commander in Chief.