Ottawa, October 16, 2019.- The associations of Cubans residing in Canada sent a letter to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, in which they requested that Ottawa maintains its traditional support to the resolution against the blockade of the United States, which Cuba will present once again to the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 6 and 7.
Ottawa, October 8, 2019.- The Cuban Minister of Tourism, Mr. Manuel Marrero Cruz made a working visit to Montreal and Toronto to promote the high tourist season in Cuba.
The Cuban Minister met with tour operators and airlines such as WesJet, Transat, Air Canada and Sunwing. In both cities he made presentations to the directors of these entities in events that also brought together dozens of travel agents and journalists from general and specialized media, to whom he updated on the current situation, perspectives and priorities of tourism development in Cuba. As the Minister stated, Cuba will continue to be a peaceful, healthy and safe tourist destination for all visitors.
Ottawa, September 21, 2019.- On Saturday afternoon, Cubans residing in Ottawa, Gatineau and Montreal, celebrated for the second consecutive year the Cuban holiday at the Cuban residence in Canada.
This event was favourable to dialogue on diverse topics of interest for the Cuban residents and to exchange with the members of the associations "Cubans Residing in Ottawa-Gatineau", "We are Cuba", "Cuban Community in Canada" and their relatives.
The Cuban ambassador to Canada, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, thanked everyone for their presence and exchanged with the attendees about the permanent process of analysis and updating of migration policy and the strengthening of the ties of Cubans residents abroad with their nation.
Ottawa, August 29, 2019.- On August 28 and 29, 2019, the IV Round of Talks on Migration between Cuba and Canada was held in Ottawa, chaired by Ernesto Soberón Guzmán, General Director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, and Kathy Thompson, Vice-president of the Canada Border Service Agency.
During the working sessions, the migration flow between Cuba and Canada was assessed and negotiations continued in view of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Migratory matters.
Toronto, August 25, 2019.- Last Saturday, the 24th edition of Toronto-Cuba Friendship Day was held in this city, which was held in the city's Mayor's Office. The celebration was organized by the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association in Toronto (CCFA-Toronto), the Association of Cuban Residents in Toronto "Juan Gualberto Gomez" and the Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network.
The Cuban Ambassador Josefina Vidal Ferreiro delivered a few words as the main speaker of the event, during which she emphasized the respect and friendship that unite our peoples. She also highlighted the important role played by solidarity organizations with our country during 2019.
Vidal Ferreiro highlighted, among other members the solidarity groups, Elizabeth Hill, president of CCFA-Toronto, for the vital activism in support of the just causes that our country defends.