- Message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of Africa Day
This year we commemorate Africa Day in Cuba under exceptional conditions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This, however, will not prevent that such a relevant event as the foundation on May 25, 1963 of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), renamed African Union (AU) in 2002 be celebrated as we Cuban always do.
On this new celebration of Africa Day, we will renew our friendship and fraternity with that sister continent to which we are bond by blood, cultural and historical ties.
The State Department notified the U.S. Congress on May 12 that Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba were certified under Section 40A (a) of the Arms Export Control Act as "not fully cooperating" with U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in 2019.
The State Department's official website published the notification, clarifying that Cuba has now been reinstated on the infamous list from which it was removed in 2015, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations under the leadership of Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro.
Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, will give this Tuesday, 12 May 2020, an online press conference on the terrorist attack perpetrated against the Embassy of Cuba in the United States, last 30 April.
This press conference will be broadcast live, starting at 1:30 p.m. (Cuban local time), as part of the News broadcast at Noon in the Cuban Television.
You can also watch it on Facebook and the YouTube channel of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The Cuban Foreign Minister will answer national and foreign media questions.
May 4, 2020
Esteemed President Ilham Aliyev,
Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
I thank Azerbaijan, the Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement, for calling to this meeting to exchange on the urgent and needed efforts which allow us to face COVID-19.
I avail myself of this occasion to congratulate Uganda, which shall assume the NAM Chairmanship in the year of 2022. While assuring it Cuba´s full support, we wish Uganda success in the performance of such duty.
Havana, 2 May 2020. The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will participate in the Online Summit entitled "We stand together against COVID-19", convened by Azerbaijan in its capacity as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, in the format of a Contact Group, which comprises representatives from various regions making up the Movement.
The event, which will be held via videoconference on Monday, 4 May at 7 a.m. (Cuban local time), will be chaired by Azerbaijan´s President, Ilham Aliyev.