The Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramírez, held a fraternal meeting with the Minister of Primary-Secondary Education and Non-Formal Education, Cain Mathema. The Zimbabwean Minister highlighted the strength of the Cuban education system and ratified his country's willingness to increase cooperation in this area.
On the other side, the Cuban Ambassador thanked Zimbabwe for the recognition of the education system of the Caribbean island and gave him an invitation letter to participate in the 2021 Pedagogy Congress, which will take place virtually from February 1 to 3, 2021, with the slogan "Meeting for the Unity of Educators".
The members of the Zimbabwe-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group, led by its President, Senator Chen Chimutenwengde, met with the Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramirez. Legislators and senators ratified their solidarity with Cuba, rejected the policy of economic sanctions applied by the United States and expressed support for the nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade.
Taking into account the negative socio-economic impact derived from COVID-19 worldwide, in particular everything related to the closure of borders and the suspension of flights, it has been decided that Cuban citizens residing in the national territory who are abroad at the time of this announcement, may exceptionally return to Cuba with their passport expired and without extension.
This measure, which will be in force until further notice, helps to facilitate the entry into the country of those compatriots who, due to the pandemic, have been unable to return to their places of habitual residence.
As of the reopening of all the international airports in Cuba, and the resumption of regular air operations, travel possibilities are expanded.
In the case of Cuban citizens who reside permanently abroad, they must travel with their valid and current passport. In this sense, they are responsible for carrying out the necessary procedures at the consulates closest to their places of residence.
Ministry of Foreign Relations of Cuba
The Ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, held a friendly meeting with the Minister of Public Works, Honorable July G. Moyo. In this meeting, historical passages that unite both nations were recalled and messages of friendship and solidarity were exchanged. Minister July G. Moyo highlighted the performance of Cuban physicians since 1987, when medical collaboration began in Zimbabwe.