Manila, October 17- The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs of Philippines, Ambassador Enrique Manalo, expressed his country's opposition to the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States and acknowledged the negative effects that this causes to the development of commercial relations between Cuba and the rest of the world.
Kuala Lumpur, October 10 – The ambassador of Cuba to Malaysia, Ibete Fernández Hernández, held a meeting with the General Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Dato Ramlan Ibrahim on 9 October.
During the meeting, the ambassador presented Cuba's report on the blockade and requested Malaysia's support for this resolution.
Kuala Lumpur, October 10 – The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia Tan Sri Ali Hamsa received a courtesy visit from the ambassador of Cuba to Malaysia, Ibete Fernández Hernández.
At the meeting, the Chief Secretary to the Governmentexpressed his condolences for the damages caused to Cuba by Hurricane Irma. The parties also discussed the possibilities of collaboration between Cuba and Malaysia, identifying potentialities in the biotechnology and medicine sector.