The Ambassador of Cuba to Austria His Excellency Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios expressed the gratitude of the Cuban Government and people to the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration, and Foreign Affairs of this country, Her Excellency Ms. Karin Kneissl for her message of condolences on the occasion of the unfortunate air crash occurred in Havana on 18 May 2018.
The visit performed by the delegation of the Ministry of Justice of Cuba to Vienna composed of Dr. Claudio Ramos Borrego, Director of International Relations and Dr. Yudit Nápoles la O, Director of Criminal Matters provided a new impetus to the excellent bonds of cooperation traditionally maintained between the Ministries of Justice of both countries.
Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios was received by Ms. Gabriele Eschig Secretary-General of the Austrian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The courtesy call took place in the premises of that institution in a friendly atmosphere in which Ambassador Fernández Palacios referred to the seven decades of relations between Cuba and the UNESCO and to the historical bonds expressed in the celebration of the 70 anniversary in 2017.
Distinguished Delegates, Excellency Ambassador Lotfi Bouchaara, I congratulate you on your election as head of the twenty-seventh session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; congratulations that I make extensive to the other members of the Bureau.
The delegation of Cuba associates itself fully with the statements made by the distinguished representatives of Ecuador and Bolivia, on behalf of the Group of 77 plus China, and the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, respectively.