Addis Abeba. The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba, H.E, Mrs Mercedes López Acea paid a transit visit to Ethiopia as part of her tour to Africa. She arrived from Ghana in destination to the Seychelles and had the opportunity to interact with the staff of the Embassy of Cuba in Addis Abeba.
Addis Abeba, 8 February, 2018. The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of the Federak Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, received the Cuban Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Vilma Thomas.
The meeting served to exchange on the possibilities of establishing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in this field. Both countries signed an Memorando of Understanding in July 2014.
Addis Abeba, February 3rd, 2018. The members of the "Granma 72" Association celebrated the 35th anniversary of the first group graduated in Cuba. In the event, the Ethio-Cubans highlighted the important experiences and teachings received while they studied in the Inter Army Academy General "José Maceo" in the province of Santiago de Cuba.
Addis Abeba, January 29, 2018. The 30th Assembly of the Heads of State and Governments of the African Union adopted a Resolution calling to an end the U.S. blockade on Cuba.
The text included a regret of the African countries for the setback in the U.S.-Cuba relations as well as fully supported the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the blockade.
The 55 African member states of the A.U. expressed their solidarity with Cuba.
Addis Abeba, January 25, 2018. The Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Cuba to the African Union, H.E. Mr. Angel Villa, attended the opening sessionof the 32 Executive Council of the AU. The event was inaugurated by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat who delivered speech. On his remarks the AUC President expressed the regret of the Organization for the comments of the U.S President on Africa and called on the strenghthening of multilateralism.