CELAC Summit to adopt a Special Declaration on Peace and Nuclear Disarmament

The IV CELAC Summit Meeting recently held in Quito, Ecuador, approved several relevant documents to our nations. In addition to the substantial and comprehensive Final Declaration, this time it was adopted a Special Declaration on the commitment to advance in multilateral negotiations on Nuclear Disarmament. Its first point was precisely to consolidate Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, as it was proclaimed at the II Summit held in Havana in January 2014. The text of the Declaration is attached.

Cuban and Barbadian to celebrate the 48th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

The 47thAnniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 163rd Birth´s Anniversary of José Martí, National Hero, were held at the headquarters of the Clement Payne Chamber in a crowded political and cultural activity in which the Cuban Embassy and the Association of Cuban Residents "Martyrs of Barbados" shared with Barbadian friends from various social sectors an excellent evening, which political party had as featured speakers the President of the Barbados-Cuba Association of Friendship, David Denny, the President of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, and the Cuban Ambassador to Barb

Commemorated in India the 163 Anniversary of the birth of the Cuban National Hero José Martí.

India, January 28, 2016. This afternoon took place at the Embassy of Cuba to this country, a heartfelt ceremony of tribute to the National Hero of Cuba in the 163 anniversary of his birth.


The Cuban Ambassador designated Oscar Martinez Cordovés and three young Cuban pioneers spoke a few words in which was stressed the significance of the thought of José Martí, its universal scope, as well as its successful revolutionary and literary work.

Cuban Ambassador designate greets the Minister of Trade and Industry (with independent charge) and Minister of Finance of India.

New Delhi, January 27, 2016. The Cuban Ambassador designated Oscar Martinez Cordovés had yesterday the opportunity to greet and briefly exchange with the Minister of Trade and Industry (with independent charge) and Minister of Finance, H. E. Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman. This meeting was in a cordial and friendly atmosphere during the reception hosted by the president of the nation, H. E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to the Heads of Mission accredited in the country as part of the celebrations for the 67th anniversary of India Republic Day.

Indian press highlights the intervention of the Cuban Ambassador designated in this country

New Delhi, January 12 th 2016. The New Indian Express, published fragments of the intervention of H.E.  Mr. Oscar Martinez Cordovés, new Ambassador of Cuba designated to India during his participation in a symposium on “Left alternative”. This activity was at the 4th International Congress on Kerala Studies organized by the Indian Communist Party Marxist, from 9 to 10 January 2016 in that Indian state.

Caribbean Broadcasting Union to hold its 2016 Annual Conference in Cuba.

The General Secretary of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), Sonia Gill, announced during a working meeting with representatives of the Barbadian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Cuban Embassy that its 47th Annual General Assembly will be made this year in Havana, Cuba, under a collaboration agreement with the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT).

Press Release: "Cuba supports any effort to transform the United Nations into a more effective instrument for preventing conflict and maintaining peace."

New York, 10 January 2017. Cuba considered today that stable and durable peace that allows the prevention of conflicts presupposes, above all, the recognition of and the unrestricted respect for the sovereign equality of States, the peaceful settlement of international disputes, the respect for political independence and for the political, economic, social and cultural system that the nations have freely decided for themselves and the rejection of the threat or use of force against another State.

Foreign ministries of Cuba and Barbados exchange on CARICOM and the ACS.

Foreign Ministry representatives of both countries meet to discuss issues of common interest for the next chairmanship of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC) which will be occupied by Cuba in the period 2016-2017. To this end, the Director of the Caricom-Caribbean Unit, Rodney Taylor, Ambassador of Barbados to Caricom, Robert Morris, and the official Mandisa Downes, received the Cuban Ambassador Francisco Fernández Peña.