Cuba in Austria

Sessions in Havana, Cuba-Slovenia Business Forum

As part of the working visit of His Excellency Mr. Ales Cantarutti, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, the Cuba-Slovenia business forum was held on Wednesday at the Melía Habana Hotel.

In the opening remarks, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Roberto López Hernández, highlighted Cuba's willingness to strengthen trade relations between both nations.

Cuba - Slovenia Business Forum will be held in Havana

The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Aleš Cantarutti will pay a visit to Cuba from 26 to 31 March 2019. He will head a delegation from his country also composed of Ambassador Melita Gabrič; Ms. Maja Tomanič-Vidovič, Director of the Slovene Enterprise Fund; Mr. Iztok Grmek, Director of Economic Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as well as representatives of the business sector.


Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the declared intention of the United States government to recognize the occupied Syrian Golan as the territory of Israel, which constitutes a serious and flagrant violation of the Charter of Nations. United Nations, International Law and the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, in particular resolution 497 of 1981.

Remarks by Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general of United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on the Helms-Burton Act.

Law Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba.