Cuba in Ethiopia

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.   

Commissioner of Social Affairs of the AU confers with the Cuban Ambassador

Addis Abeba.  The Commissioner of Social Affairs of the African Union, H.E. Ms. Amira Elfadil received the Cuban Ambassador to the AU, H.E, Mr. Angel Villa.

The cordial meeting served to exchanged on the potencial cooperaction between Cuba and the AU in various fields based on the MOU signed by the two parties in 2015.

The AU Commissioner acknowledged the historic cooperation of Cuba to Africa including the support for the independence and sovereignty of some nations.