Monrovia, January 1, 2017, - The excitement of achieving a sporting victory was joined on this occasion by emotion, respect and affection for Fidel's homeland. Thus, several members of the Liberia-Cuba Friendship Association, particularly graduates in Cuba, staged a friendly football match on the first day of 2017. Representing the Caribbean island, attended the activity the Cuban Charge d'Affaires Yordenis Despaigne Vera.
In a diaphanous and fraternal atmosphere, the President of the Liberia-Cuba Friendship Association along with several graduates in Cuba, spoke with the Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver Portal. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the diplomatic mission of Cuba in Liberia, in which Cuba's Chargé d'Affaires in Liberia, Yordenis Despaigne Vera, also participated.
In the morning of Friday, December 9th, 2016, the official ceremony of reopening of the new headquarters was held by the diplomatic mission of Cuba in Liberia. On behalf of the Liberian side the event was chaired by Mr. Sylvester Grigsby, Minister for Presidency Affairs, was also accompanied by Mr. Conmany Wesseh, Senator and great friend of Cuba. Other members of the presidency were Mr. El Hadj Abdoulaye Doré, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Liberia, and Mr. Farid Zarif, Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Liberia.
In the afternoon of Friday, December 9, the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. Saah 'Ntow Charles, paid a courtesy call to the Director General for Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver Portal. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Cuban diplomatic mission in Liberia, in the presence of the Cuban Chargé d'Affaires in that African nation, Yordenis Despaigne Vera and the Second Secretary Carmen Maury.
In the afternoon of Friday, December 9, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, Ms. Marjon Kamara, received the Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Gerardo Peñalver Portal. For the Liberian side, the meeting also included Mr. Dephue Zuo, Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration; Mr. Sie-Teba Neufville, Director for American Affairs and Mr. Dave Kontue, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration.