Eighth Party Congress begins

Eighth Communist party Congress begins in Havana

Evoking the thinking of Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, who defined the Party as “the soul of the Revolution,” the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, began today in the capital's Convention Center, presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee; José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary; and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic; among other leaders of the Party and government.

Prime Minister of Cuba expresses condolences on the death of the founding father of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Cuban Ambassador to Fiji, Carlos Manuel Rojas conveys the message sent by Cuban Prime Minister

Suva, March 11. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, sent a message to his counterpart from Papua New Guinea, Honorable James Marape, to express condolences on behalf of the Government and the Cuban people for the recent death of Sir Michael Somare, recognized as the founding father of that Independent State of the Pacific.

In the letter, Marrero Cruz asked the current Papuan Head of Government to extend his condolences to Somare's family.

Statement by Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Conference on Disarmament.

Mr. President;

The world’s situation is ever more dangerous and challenging. Now more than ever before, the very survival of the human species is at stake. International peace and security are being threatened by conflicts; predatory and non-conventional wars; acts of aggression and regime change attempts; and an arms race that is dilapidating enormous resources that are indispensable for the sustainable development of our peoples.

Statement by Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Ministerial Meeting on the Elimination of racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

Mister President,

This year we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the historic World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, but the goals established in the Durban Plan and Programme of Action are yet to be achieved.  We are no way near the materialization of the 2030 Agenda either.