The Ambassador expressed her appreciation for Dr. Heinz Fischer´s warm welcome and profound memories of the visits he made to Cuba in 1980, 2001 and 2016 and of his meetings with historic figures such as the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, the Chancellor of Dignity, Raúl Roa and Army General, Raúl Castro.
His official visit to Cuba as Federal President of Austria, in March 2016 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations, marked a milestone in the friendship relations and cooperation between the two countries.
H.E. Mrs. Loipa Sánchez Lorenzo, presented her Letters of Credence that accredit her as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Republic of Austria, to the Federal President of that country, H.E. Mr. Alexander Van der Bellen, in a solemn ceremony at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Distinguished members of the Diplomatic Missions of the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Bolivia,
Dear friends of Cuba,
It is an honor, as Ambassador of Cuba to Austria, to begin my diplomatic mission and to introduce myself before the friends of Cuba, in this commemorative event on the occasion of the third anniversary of the physical death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz.