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Cuba, Barbados to Strengthen Relations

BARBADOS, June 12 , 2018.- Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Sierra concluded his working visit to Barbados, of which he is very optimistic about the future of diplomatic relations between both countries.

'Cuba and Barbados have a lot to contribute to the unity of the Caribbean and Latin America; it is a very important relationship. That is why we can affirm that the future between our two nations is very promising,' Sierra told local newspaper Barbados Advocate.

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz begins visit to Guyana

GUYANA, June 12, 2018.- Deputy  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, begins today a work visit to Guyana as part of a tour which started last June 5th and has included several Caribbean countries. The Cuban diplomat is accompanied by the Director for Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Luis Mayo Fernández.

The United States accepts that they do not know the explanation, nature or cause of the health problems reported by its diplomats

On May 29, 2018, the Embassy of the United States in Havana informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba that, on May 27, an official of that Embassy had reported health symptoms as a result of “undefined sounds” in her place of residence.

Immediately, the Cuban Government gave top priority to the matter and officially requested the Diplomatic Mission of the United States that specialized medical doctors and investigators respectively, could interview said official.

Speech by Cubas´s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra

For all of us in Cuba, celebrating Africa Day is an especially important event. On 25th May we commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963 and that of the subsequent African Union in 2001, thereby maintaining the principles underlying the continent's unity.

Cuba reiterates its commitment to cooperate with the UN human rights system

Mr. President:

Twitter, which predates the UPR by a few years, has doubled the number of characters it allows; the Human Rights Council should consider following suit and allowing more time for the member states' speeches.

We are grateful to those who have participated in this dialogue and have made recommendations, on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in domestic affairs.

Declaration by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns new Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its most energetic condemnation of the criminal repression by the Israeli army against the defenceless Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of at least 52 persons and leaving over 2400 wounded. This occurrence constitutes yet another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and International Humanitarian Law and it is a new violation against the Palestinian people.

Cuba will continue to build an ever freer, more democratic, just and fraternal society

Mr. President:

Once again, Cuba attends the Universal Periodic Review to ratify its firm commitment with the guarantees for the exercise of human rights.

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, at the closure of the Constituent Session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of the People's Power

(Shorthand versions – Council of State)

Comrades:

I would first like to express my gratitude for this task of making the closing remarks at this emotional Constituent Session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of the People's Power, held on this special day, the 57th anniversary of the victory at the Bay of Pigs, won under the leadership of Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro, over the mercenary invasion organized, financed and launched by the American government.

Address given by Comrade Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the Constitutive Session of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, at the Havana Convention Ce

Address given by Comrade Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the Constitutive Session of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, at the Havana Convention Center, on 19 April 2018, Year 60 of the Revolution.  
Comrade Deputy, General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba,
My Fellow Citizens:

Cuba condemns U.S. withdrawal from nuclear agreement with Iran

CUBA, May 10, 2018.- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strong condemnation of the decision made by the United States government to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear agreement, and re-impose sanctions on this country. Failure to abide by these international commitments undermines the norms of coexistence among states and can have serious consequences for stability and security in the Middle East.

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