The director of Sub-Saharan Africa of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Gisela García, made an official visit to the island of Mauritius from this Monday, June 17. During this visit, which lasted until June 19, Gisela held fruitful meetings with different officers of the Mauritian chancellery and ministers of this insular country, such as the Minister of Youth and Sports Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs , Dwarka Canabady, as well as the Director of Multilaterals, Rakesh Bhuchory.
This Monday was inaugurated in Harare, the IV edition of the Ibero-American Film Festival. This event is organized by the embassies of Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Cuba as a way to show and spread our film industry in this area of the world. This year the venue was the REPS Theater, with the support of the Harare Film Society. The film presented was "Campeones", Spanish film that monopolized laughs and applause in all the public, guaranteeing once again the success of this Festival. The Cuban film will be exhibited on Saturday, June 22, closing this edition of 2019.
In the morning of today the ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramirez, was received by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technological Development, Hon. Professor A. Murwira. This meeting recalled the strong ties between Cuba and Zimbabwe in education, with more than 3000 national graduates in our country thanks to the scholarship program, which is currently maintained although to a much lesser extent.
Sponsored by the Friendship Association Zimbabwe-Cuba took place on Friday afternoon, a panel under the theme "Solidarity with Cuba: Condemning the US Blockade against Cuba". At the act of solidarity, based at the Diplomacy Institute of Zimbabwe , attended by representatives of graduates in Cuba, members of the leadership and of the ZANU PF Youth League, students from the Diplomacy Institute, Cuban residents and friends of Cuba.
On the morning of today, Cuban Ambassador Carmelina Ramirez made a courtesy visit to the president of the Senate, the honorable Mabel Chinamano. During the meeting there was talk about the historical relations between Zimbabwe and Cuba, Cuba's assistance to Zimbabwe in important areas such as health and education, with the training of young zimbabweans in Cuban schools since the 80s, and future areas in which they can work as Sports and Tourism.