From Monday 26 June BIOMETRIC PASSPORT issuance will enter into force for Cuban citizens set in Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia.
For this reason, from that date on, the issuance request of a new Passport will only be executed as PERSONAL PROCEDURE, then, the presence of the passport´s holder will be indispensable as in situ fingerprints, photos, and other documents will be required. That data will be registered in the new document which meets the highest international standards.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla was received by H.E. Ms. Doris Bures, President of the Austrian Federal Parliament. It was an appropriate encounter to reaffirm the historical bonds of friendship existing for more than 70 ongoing years of bilateral diplomatic relations between both nations.
Ms. Doris Bures was accompanied by Mr. Harald Dossi, Secretary-General of the Austrian Parliament, Ms. Maria Holzman, her adviser, Mr. Wolfgang Zwader, the press spokeman, and Ms. Petra Rund, Chief of the Department of International Relations of the Parliament.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla had a courtesy meeting with H.E. Mr. Dr. Heinz Fischer,Former Federal President of Austria. The encounter took place in the Spanish Riding School, a Viennese remarkable institution and the oldest of its kind designated by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.