Speech delivered by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the cultural political event for the XV Anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty, on the steps of the University of Havana, on December 14, 2019, “Year 61 of the Revolution”.
(Shorthand Versions - Presidency of the Republic)
This act is backwards: Maduro, Ralf and Daniel spoke a little and now I am going to have to speak a little more (Laughter).
We have come to this, our glorious Staircase, to celebrate the 15 years of ALBA-TCP, because this alliance has its roots in the first meeting of two giants of Our America: the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and the then (young) leader of the Bolivarian Movement 200, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías. That meeting, which changed the history of Latin America and the Caribbean and impacted the world, occurred between December 13 and 15, 1994. As it happens today, we lived complex and uncertain days for the region and the world.
The Secretariat of the ZANU PF ruling party transferred an invitation to Cuba to participate together with the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Zimbabwe, at the XVIII Conference, which took place in Goromonzi, on December 13, 2019. The main issues addressed were modernization, the innovation and growth of the country's economy.
On Friday 25, as part of the day for Cuban Culture, the Habanos Night was held at SG Suites Cambridge in Harare. The activity was organized by the Embassy of Cuba with the collaboration of Mosi Oa Tunya Cigars, a tobacco company from Zimbabwe that gave us the possibility of demonstrating the process of twisting tobacco to those present.
Last Saturday, October 19, was held in Harare a Cuban Night. Organized by the Embassy, part of the Cuban community, graduates in Cuba and several lovers of Latin rhythms gathered at the Pariah State in Belgravia to dance salsa, drink mojitos and enjoy a Caribbean atmosphere. This activity is part of those organized by the Embassy of Cuba in Zimbabwe to celebrate National Culture Day.