The Executive Deputy Director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Redento Morejón, presided over the Cuban delegation at the Cultural Summit that was held in Abu Dhabi between April 7 and 11, 2019, which brought together more than 450 participants from 90 countries.
The representatives of the arts, heritage, the media, museums, public policies and technology, debated in seminars and panels to identify those formulas in which culture can build bridges and promote mutually beneficial cooperation.
The first building built in Abu Dhabi that functioned as the center of government where governmental decisions were made and interacted with the Emirati population.
The head of the Cuban mission Jorge León Cruz held a brief exchange with Mr. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism, who presided over the official opening of this historic facility. The Emirati deputy minister offered a cordial welcome and an extensive explanation to the diplomatic corps and invited personalities about the historic installation, which has become a national museum.
The Cuban athletics team gave a superb performance at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi 2019, where its 4 members won 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze, as well as a 4th and 7th places.
The athlete Irina López García won a Gold medal in Long Jump and a 7th place in 100 meters.
Runner Mandy Yoiniel Mojena Valdés won silver medals in 400 and 800 meters.
For his part, the sprinter Roberto Fernandez won the Silver Medal in 100 meters and the Bronze Medal in Long Jump.
Eleven medals in Special Olympics
The delegation of Cuba to the World Games of the Special Olympics, which ended today, satisfied part of this Emirati capital for having done the homework with 11 medals and receiving recognitions from hosts and other participants.
The 11 medals won by the Cuban delegation at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi are proof of the spirit of human solidarity inspired by the Revolution.