On the morning of February 14, the Chief of Protocol of the Presidency, Ambassador M. S. Kajese, received in his office the Cuban ambassador Carmelina Ramirez on the eve of the presentation of the Credentials. During the meeting Ambassador Kajese recalled the role played by Cuba in the liberation struggles in Africa, and the essential support of Fidel after the independence of Zimbabwe. He recognized the Cuban health system as one of the best in the world and showed interest in expanding collaboration in that sector in the near future.
On the morning of this Friday, Ambassador of Cuba Carmelina Ramírez received at the Embassy the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education of Zimbabwe, Dr. Desire M. Sibanda, who will attend the 11th International Congress of Higher Education "UNIVERSITY 2018". During the meeting with the ambassador was also discussed the existing collaboration between the two countries in education and the mutual interest to expand it for this year 2018. Dr.
Today, the patron of the Zimbabwe-Cuba Friendship Association (ZICUFA), Hon. Chen Chimutengwende, held a luncheon with Cuban ambassador Carmelina Ramirez. The lunch was welcoming the Ambassador as head of the Cuban diplomatic mission and Cuba's main representative in Zimbabwe. Chen, who is also president of the Cuba-Zimbabwe Parliamentary Friendship Group, reiterated the deep bonds of friendship that exist between both countries and the excellent relations that existed between our historical leaders: Fidel Castro and Robert Mugabe.
The Cuban embassy in Zimbabwe paid tribute to the 165th anniversary of the birth of José Martí with a simple exhibition of photos of Fidel, his Martí's thought and his friendly meetings with African leaders. The exhibition took place at SAPES Trust, a regional political studies center in Harare, and was attended by ambassadors of the region, members of the diplomatic corps, members of ZICUFA, Zimbabwean graduates in Cuba, Cuban collaborators and Cubans living in Zimbabwe.
Ambassador of Ethiopia in Zimbabwe Mustafe Dek Abdisalam considers the friendship between his country and Cuba as something very special. During the courtesy hearing made by the Ambassador of Cuba, Carmelina Ramirez, the Ambassador of Ethiopia enhanced the bonds of friendship and cooperation with our country, written with the blood shed by the Cuban fighters in the war against the Somali invasion. Cuba for the Ethiopians is a close neighbor, despite the great physical distance that separates both nations, Cuba is not far away.