The Cuban ambassador to Zimbabwe signed this morning the Book of Condolences opened for the diplomatic corps based in Harare, for the death of former president Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwean leader died on September 6 in Singapore, the country in which he received health treatment. Mugabe was a great friend of Cuba and is recognized as the founding father of the Nation.
The First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, made an official visit to Zimbabwe from September 5 to 7, as part of his tour of Southern Africa. During his visit he held meetings with Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi, the President of Parliament Adv. Jacob Mudenda, his equivalent in the Zimbabwean Foreign Ministry, Amb. James Manzou, Minister of Health Obadiah Moyo and the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, the Olympic multi-medalist Kirstry Coventry.
The President of the Zimbabwe Senate, Hon. Mabel Chinomona, left to Cuba on Saturday, August 31, leading a parliamentary delegation that includes senators and officials of Parliament. During the visit, which will run until September 6, the delegation of the Parliament of Zimbabwe will be received by the National Assembly of People's Power, will visit different historical places and deepen the inter-parliamentary relations between the two countries.
Yesterday morning, Ambassador Carmelina held a meeting with the ZANU-PF Foreign Secretary, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, at the headquarters of the ruling Party in Zimbabwe. During the meeting the strong ties of friendship that exist between the people of Zimbabwe and Cuba were mentioned, and the gratitude of this country for the support provided by Cuba during the independence struggle. The next African Solidarity Meeting with Cuba was also discussed, which will be held in Nigeria.
The Cuban ambassador to Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramírez, met this morning with Ambassador James Manzou, Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the brother country, to coordinate matters relevant to the bilateral agenda between the two countries. During the meeting they touched on topics such as the status of collaboration and the preparation of the different visits of delegations between both countries scheduled for this second half of the year. The meeting was held under an affectionate climate, which characterizes the historical relations between both nations.