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Cuba-Zimbabwe: 40 years of firm relations

TWO days after Zimbabwe’s declaration of independence, on April 20 1980, Cuba and Zimbabwe formally established their diplomatic relations.

However, the relationship between the two countries went way back to the ’70s, during the liberation struggle for Zimbabwe.

Despite the geographical distance between the two countries, Cuba and Zimbabwe have many things in common, among them, the hospitality and solidarity of its people, and the strong desire for freedom.

Both countries have paid a high price to keep their independence.

Congratulatory Message from President Miguel Díaz-Canel to his Zimbabwean Counterpart for the National Holiday of the Republic of Zimbabwe

                                                    

                                                                 Havana, 18 April 2020

                                   

 President:

On the occasion of the National Holiday of the Republic of Zimbabwe, I convey to you cordial congratulations and I ratify the willingness to enhance the relations of friendship and cooperation between our countries.

Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem. 

 

Playa Girón, First Great Defeat of Imperialism in America

The mercenary invasion that the CIA and the United States government prepared to overthrow the Cuban Revolution lasted less than 72 hours, the incipient Revolutionary Armed Forces along with Police forces, with the Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro, in front, inflicted on the Yankee imperialism its first great defeat in America.

Informative note on measures taken by Cuban Consulates in the face of the spread of Covid-19

Havana, March 19, 2020.- Given the serious international epidemiological situation due to the high level of spread of the new Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2 / Covid-19), and its accelerated expansion, the Cuban Consulates abroad have adopted measures , aimed at protecting Cuban nationals who request services and Cuban officials who work in our country's consular offices abroad from possible contagion.

Temporarily, the following measures will come into effect from this Thursday, March 19:

• The accomplishment of consular procedures at a distance will be promoted.

• Cuban citizens who are currently abroad in countries where the capture of biometric data is applied, until April 30 of this year may prepare their passports without having to visit 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. After the aforementioned date, taking into account the evolution of the international epidemiological situation, the continuity, or not, of this measure will be reevaluated.

• Cuban citizens close to completing 24 months of uninterrupted stay abroad, will not need to request extensions from March 19, 2020 and may remain outside Cuba until further notice, maintaining their status as Permanent Residents in the national territory.

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