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The sanctions imposed on the countries violate international law and the charter of the United Nations.

On the occasion of the day for the lifting of economic sanctions against Zimbabwe, sponsored by SADC, the digital channel Zimpapers conducted an interview with the Cuban Ambassador in Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramírez, about the effect of the application of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the USA against Cuba. The Ambassador highlighted the resistance of the Cuban people during these six decades of economic war and terrorist activities. On the subject, she stressed that unity around the Communist party and the government has been key to overcoming obstacles.

Informative note for Cubans residing or visiting in Zimbabwe and Mauritius, Zimbabweans residing in Cuba and international travelers.

As part of the new Covid-19 Coping Plan recently announced by our government, new measures have been adopted related to Cubans abroad, foreign permanent residents in Cuba, and international travelers, which will come into effect on October 12. In this sense, the following is reported:

Cuban citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in the national territory who had approved extensions of stay or had expired the term of 24 and 12 months, respectively as of March 19, 2020, may remain abroad until March 12, 2020. October 2021 without losing their status as residents in the national territory.

It extends until June 2021, the possibility that Cuban citizens who are today in countries where biometric data capture is applied, can request a passport without having to visit our Consulates and Consular Offices. To do this, they must use the application form available on the website of each consulate or consular office and comply with the quality requirements established for the photo and signature.

For greater precision, those interested should contact the Consular office of Cuba in Zimbabwe, through the following channels: (consulado@zw.embacuba.cu; or Tel. 263-4 790126).

Travelers arriving on international flights must strictly comply with the protocols and sanitary measures announced by the Cuban health authorities.

All travelers from abroad will undergo the PCR test upon arrival in the country.

Declaration of the Zimbabwe-Cuba friendship association (ZICUFA) in recognition of the "Henry Reeve" Cuban International Medical Brigade

The executive committee and members of ZICUFA wish to express our recognition and support for the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize to the "Henry Reeve" Cuban International Medical Brigade. Since its creation in 2005 by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the Henry Reeve Brigade has helped humanity to face great lashes of hurricanes, floods or other natural phenomena, as well as epidemics that constitute real natural and social disasters.

In October 2014, at the risk of their lives, 256 members of the Contingent managed to save thousands of people infected by the Ebola virus in West African countries. The Brigade spent about 6 months working in those countries in response to the call of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and the World Health Organization, to confront the virus.

At the present time when the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the world more than 35 million infected and just over 1 million deaths, 52 "Henry Reeve" Medical Brigades, demonstrating their solidarity, altruism, and disinterest in material profits have been at the forefront helping to combat this scourge that plagues humanity, from the call of 39 nations in need of support to fight against this evil that afflicts us.

ZICUFA ratifies its support for the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize to the "Henry Reeve" Brigade, and denounces the defamatory campaign against Cuban collaborators carried out by the current US administration. We also express our solidarity with the Government and people of Cuba in their fight against the genocide US blockade.

Secretary General of ZICUFA

Ernesto Ngoma

Ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe receives Diplomatic of the Year recognition

The Diplomat Magazine of Zimbabwe, awarded the Diplomat of the Year award for the Americas region to the Ambassador of Cuba, Carmelina Ramírez.

In the words of the Chairperson of the Candidates Nomination Committee, Anora Sibanda, the award seeks to recognize outstanding diplomats in Zimbabwe who have a positive impact on the lives of ordinary Zimbabwean citizens, who represent their countries well and they have excellent relations with other diplomats. Due to the conditions imposed by the extension of COVID19 this year, the event organizers went to the headquarters of the Diplomatic Mission of Cuba to deliver the distinction.

The Cuban diplomat thanked the recognition on behalf of the Cuban people. She reiterated her gratitude to the government and people of Zimbabwe for their friendship and permanent support in the fight against the blockade imposed by the US for more than six decades.

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