PORT MORESBY, May 16, 2019.- The Cuban Ambassador to the Pacific Islands States, Carlos Manuel Rojas Lago, presented his letter of credentials to His Excellency, the Great Chief and Governor General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Sir Bod Dadae.
It was a great opportunity to exchange on the development of the bilateral relations, which both sides expressed signal their will to expand.
The Governor General expressed his gratitude to Cuba for its solidarity with the Pacific Small Island Developing States, recognizing the growing dynamism of political exchanges between PNG and Cuba in the multilateral arena and encouraging the promotion of high-level bilateral contacts.
The Cuban Diplomat remarked the historic support of PNG to the Cuban Resolution that calls for the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba in UN, while restated the importance of continued support on this issue, especially in a moment in which Washington is increasing pressure to damage Cuba´s economy, by putting in place Title III of the Helms-Burton Law, an extraterritorial measure designed precisely to intensify the siege against Cuba.
The Cuban Ambassador also highlighted the progress made in the joint identification of areas of mutual cooperation, especially in the health sector, starting from the last visit of PNG Prime Minister, Mr. Peter O'Neill, to Havana in 2016, and appreciated the willingness of both countries to expand the governmental and parliamentary political dialogue, as well as the exchanges in multilateral organizations.
During his stay in Port Moresby, the Cuban Ambassador also met with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Rimbink Pato; the Speaker of Parliament, Honorable Job Pomat; and other PNG high ranking officials.