Cuba in Ethiopia

President of Ethiopia received the First Vicepresident of Cuba

Addis Ababa, 29 May 2019.  The First  Vicepresident of Cuba, H.E, Mr. Salvador Valdés Mesa was received by the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Mrs. Sahle Work Zewde on the occasion of his visit to Ethiopia.

Both parties analyzed the positive stage of the bilateral relations based on a historic engagement since the seventies last century.


Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister received the First Vice President of Cuba

Addis Ababa, 29 May 2019.  The Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen received the First Vice President of Cuba on the occasion of his visit to Ethiopia.

During the meeting, both parties analyzed the current cooperation and the perspectives to expand it to other sectors.

In attendance, the Ministers, State Ministers and Permanent secretaries of different Ethiopian Ministries. 

First Vice President of Cuba started visit to Ethiopia and the AU

Addia Ababa, 29 May 2019.  The First Vice President of the Council of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba arrived to Ethiopia on official visit.  He was received by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Makos Tekle.

The visit will take place till May 31st and the Cuban leader will have a bilateral program with Ethiopia and a the African Union Commission, respectively.   

Executive Secretary of the ECA received the Cuban Ambassador to the AU

Addis Ababa, May 21, 2019.  The Cuban Ambassador to the African Union, H.E.  Ángel Villa was receiveb by the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, H.E. Mrs. Vera Songwe, at the headquarters of that organizaction in this capital.

In a friendly environment both authorities coincided on the value of the Cuban cooperation to Africa in nearly 60 years.  Mrs. Songwe highlighted the importance of the Cuban contribution at the time of the Ebola crisis in West Africa and proposed ways to expand the exchanges between Cuba and the ECA.

Cubans in Ethiopia support the Statement of the Cuban government on the reinforcement of the US blockade

Addis Ababa, April 25, 2019.  The Cubans working in Ethiopia --including the personnel of the Diplomatic Mission-- and the residing community signed in support of the Statement of the Revolutionary Government of Cuba published the 17 April on  the announcement of the US government to implement by May 2nd, 2019, the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

The participants in the gathering also expressed their views by poetry in rejection of the above mentioned punishing measures.