In the early hours of Thursday, 30April 2020, an unknown individual opened fire with an assault weapon against the building of the Embassy of Cuba in the United States. There was no personal injury to the Mission staff, which is safe and protected, but there was material damage caused to the building resulting from the impact of the bullets.
The individual, about whose identity to the Cuban government has no information, was detained on site by local authorities and is under custody.
Ambassador Héctor Igarza Cabrera, Director of North Africa and Middle East Division at the Cuban Foreign Ministry paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from February 2nd to 5th, 2020, during which he has held different meetings with local dignitaries and officials.
Ambassador Igarza was received at the Saudi MOFA headquarters by Dr. Adel Al-Jubair, Minister of State and member of the Cabinet, to whom he conveyed the greetings from the Cuban leadership to the Saudi authorities; they reviewed as well the successful development of bilateral relations in different fields.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf has received a message sent by his Cuban counterpart, H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.
The message was conveyed to the Saudi Foreign Minister by the Cuban Ambassador to the Kingdom, Mr. Orlando Requeijo Gual, during an audience conceded on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters in Jeddah.