With the management of the wholesale tour operator Daytours Caribbean, Azerbaijani tourism began to increase its presence in Cuba since the beginning of this year 2019.
In conversation between the Cuban ambassador and the directors of this agency based in Istanbul and Havana, Altug Ugurola and Dayana Barreiro, it was learned that with the promotion held in Baku, in the fall of 2018, an interest has been awakened in this Caucasian nation for the Island.
The Azertac press agency and the TV-portal Azvision.az published today two exclusive interviews offered to each media by the Ambassador of Cuba in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the 166th birthday of the National Hero, José Martí.
Both media highlighted the state of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Azerbaijan, as well as the life and work of the revolutionary leaders, José Martí Pérez and Fidel Castro Ruz.
The Azerbaijani press agency "Hafta" (Week), edited by the Ministry of Press and Information of this Caucasian nation, dedicated a large space to the life and work of the Cuban National Hero, José Martí Pérez, on the 166th anniversary of his natalicio
The prominent journalist, Vusal Tagibayli, highlights in the article the biographical moments of the Cuban revolutionary and publishes his poem "Dos Patrias" translated for the first time into the Azerbaijani language.
The Association of Friendship Azerbaijan - Cuba and the Embassy of the Island in this Caucasian nation commemorated the 166th Anniversary of the birth of José Martí and the 60th of the Triumph of the Revolution with the realization of an exhibition of paintings in which Azerbaijani children reflected the history , the culture and traditions of the Cuban nation and the figures of the National Hero and the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.
Invited by Uzbek authorities, the Cuban ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, visited the city of Samarkand, the second city of Uzbekistan, declared a World Heritage Site in 2001 and registered as "Crossroads of cultures."
During the tour, the Cuban diplomat valued the conservation and restoration works carried out in this city, considered one of the oldest in the world, still inhabited.