The Ambassador of Cuba to Austria, Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios held a meeting with Dr. Andreas Schieder, Chairman of the Federal Parliamentarian Committee on Foreign Affairs of that country and Chief Executive Officer of the Fraction of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ, by its German initials) in this legislative body.
The Cuban Rum and Cigar Evening took place this 29 May 2018 in Vienna sponsored by the Embassy of Cuba in Austria and the contribution of Havana Club and Habanos´ representatives and suppliers for the Austrian market.
The Ambassador of Cuba, Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios when addressing the audience extended his greetings and welcomed all the attendees at the time he thanked all co-sponsors among them, the Museum of Finest Cuban Arts, the venue of the event.
“Cuba SÍ, bloqueo NO” was the call made by "ÖKG", the Austrian-Cuban Friendship Association which gathered hundreds of participants to the public activity carried out in the Viennese district of Wieden, where ÖKG´s headquarters are located. The activity aimed at showing neighbors and visitors the solidarity work they do with Cuba and at calling the attention of new members. In a festive atmosphere enlivened by Austrian musicians and Cuban residents, the participants spoke out against the blockade and received updated information about Cuba.
Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Minister of Science, Technology, and Environment of Cuba held a fraternal encounter with Cuban residents in Austria and members of the movement of solidarity with Cuba in this country, on the occasion of her working visit to the alpine country to attend the 2nd CTBT Science and Diplomacy Symposium at the UN quarters in Vienna.