Ottawa, October 24, 2019.- On Thursday afternoon, the Ambassador of Cuba to Canada, Josefina Vidal, gave an interview to the Dalhousie University newspaper in Halifax, Dalhousie Gazette.
In the interview, the Cuban Ambassador commented on her expectations for the symposium "The Cuban Revolution in its 60 Years", which will take place between October 31 and November 2 at Dalhousie University, with the participation of forty academics and political analysts of international renown from Cuba, Canada, the United States and Great Britain.
The Cuban diplomat considered that this event is the largest and most important organized outside of Cuba on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The panels will reflect on issues as diverse as the successes and challenges of the Cuban economy and social policy, the challenges derived from climate change, Cuba's foreign policy and its relations with the United States. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about the results of recent research by a Dalhousie University team on health incidents reported by Canadian diplomats in Havana.
Josefina Vidal also referred to the long-standing relations between Cuba and Nova Scotia, dating from 1903, when Cuba opened its first consulate in the city of Yarmouth and continue to this day, as attested by the existing collaboration links between the University of Havana and Dalhousie University.
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