Nairobi, December 4th. José Fidel Santana Núñez, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, heads the Cuban delegation to the Third UN Assembly for the Environment (ANUMA 3), which is being held in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 4 to 6, 2017. On this occasion, the central debate is dedicated to environmental pollution.
In his speech at the plenary, the Cuban Deputy Minister paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who from as early as 1976, during the Solemn Session of the National Assembly of Popular Power, called "Frightful dangers that threaten humanity" to: "... depletion of natural resources that are limited, the progressive pollution of the environment, the uncontrolled growth of the population, desolate hunger and catastrophic wars".
At another point in his speech, the Head of the Cuban Delegation pointed out the unsustainability of continuing to dedicate billions of dollars to the arms race, including that destined to the development of deadly nuclear weapons; instead of contributing to the solution of global environmental problems and denouncing the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, despite which the country continues to advance in the fight against pollution.
Before concluding his speech, the Cuban Deputy Minister highlighted the work of the Sanitary Hygiene and Environmental Quality Commission; the Pollutant Sources Eradication Program; the control actions on the pollution of the main bays of the Island and the control and management of hazardous waste, as examples of the political will of the Revolution to preserve the environment for future generations.
Antananarivo, November 8. The Minister of Fisheries of Madagascar, Gilbert Francois, received today Ernesto Gómez Díaz, Ambassador of Cuba in Madagascar, who paid him a courtesy visit at his offices.
Gilbert remembered with emotion his years of study in Cuba and how it influenced his future life. He also expressed his interest in visiting the island with a view to establishing cooperation ties in the fishing sector and studying Cuban experiences in this field.
Antananarivo, November 8.The President of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, received today in a solemn audience, Ernesto Gómez Díaz, who presented his credentials as Ambassador of Cuba to this African country, at the Presidential Palace.
The Malagasy leader sent greetings to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and showed his solidarity for the damage that Hurricane Irma caused in Cuba, while recognizing the community of interests that both countries have in the defense of the environment and other issues of the international agenda.
Antananarivo, November 7. Heny Rabary-Njaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Madagascar, received the ambassador of Cuba, Ernesto Gómez Díaz, at the Foreign Ministry's headquarters, who presented him the copies of his credentials.
During the lively dialogue, both interlocutors exchanged about the current state of bilateral relations and agreed on the need to continue advancing in the strengthening of cooperation relations.