The Cuban ambassador to Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, in an interview with the local newspaper "The Sunday Mail" commented that both countries are working towards the establishment of a state-of-the-art plant to produce medicines in the southern country. The diplomat reported on Cuba's development in the production of vaccines to combat Covid-19, as despite the US blockade, Cuba, a small Caribbean island, has achieved this scientific advance in the biotechnology sector.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez congratulated his Mauritian counterpart, H.E. Mr. Prithvirajsing Roopun, for the 53rd Anniversary of Independence. In the letter, Díaz-Canel conveyed cordial congratulations and expressed the will to continue expanding relations between the two countries. On March 12th 1968, the Republic of Mauritius achieved its independence from the United Kingdom.
The Vice President and Minister of Health and Childcare of Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga received the Ambassador of Cuba, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez. The minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technological Development, Amon Murwira and other senior health officials also participated in the meeting.
Chiwenga highlighted his country's cooperation with the largest of the Antilles, mainly in the health and education sectors. He highlighted the performance of the Cuban Medical Brigade since the time of Zimbabwean independence. He congratulated Cuba on the success of the Covid-19 vaccines and made it clear that this achievement will also benefit Zimbabwe and the world. Both sides pledged to continue strengthening relations, especially in the international arena, as the two face similar challenges, including being under US sanctions.
The Cuban Ambassador in Harare, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, raised our flag at the place where the Museum of the History of the Liberation of Africa will be built. Cuba has been invited along with Russia and China to be part of this project for their contribution to the struggle for the independence of African countries.