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Cuba rejects interference and exclusion of Venezuela from Summit of the Americas

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba energetically rejects the announcement by a group of nations in the hemisphere, released February 13 in Lima, that constitutes unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic de Venezuela, and at the same time categorically rejects the decision to reconsider the participation of the Venezuelan government in the 8th Summit of the Americas, to be held this coming month of April, in Peru.

Cuba and the United States hold technical exchange on trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse

On February 14, 2018, a first technical exchange was held in Washington D.C. between authorities from Cuba and the United States charged with the prevention and combat against trafficking in persons and child sexual abuse. This exchange falls within the context of the law enforcement dialogue between both countries.

During the meeting, both parties talked about the experiences gained in the prevention and combat against these crimes, the common challenges they face, and the actions of cooperation that need to be coordinated between the relevant authorities of both countries.

Cuba rejects a return to the Monroe Doctrine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba has warned of the seriousness of the message of arrogance and contempt with which the Secretary of State of the United States began a tour of several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Statement by H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Second Ministerial Meeting of the CELAC-China Forum

H.E. Mr. Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile;

H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China;

H.E. Ambassador Victor Manuel Valle, President Pro-Tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Distinguished Foreign Ministers and Representatives:

I would like to convey my gratitude to Chile, particularly to Santiago de Chile, for its warm welcome.

We are here, and will remain, free, sovereign and independent

(Council of State transcript / GI translation)

Compañeras and compañeros:

It is my responsibility to make the closing remarks for this last Period of Ordinary Sessions of the National Assembly of People's Power's 8th Legislature. On this occasion, I will address several topics of national and international relevance.

Declaration by Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its deepest concern at and utter rejection of the US president's unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which constitutes a serious, flagrant breach of the UN Charter, of international law and of the relevant UN resolutions.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla’s Statement to the United Nations General Assembly, November 1, 2017

Full text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” in United Nations headquarters, New York, November 1, 2017

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and withdraw all their relatives, claiming that there had been “attacks” perpetrated against US Government officials in Cuba which have harmed their health.

Cuban and U.S. authorities hold third round of law application and enforcement dialogue

On September 15th, 2017 the third meeting between authorities of law application and enforcement bodies of Cuba and the U.S. was held in the United States Capital.

This was a follow-up meeting of that held on May 17th, 2016 in Havana. The purpose of these exchanges is to coordinate bilateral cooperation on law application and enforcement and advance in tackling different scourges that might pose a threat to both countries such as: terrorism, the illicit trafficking in drugs and persons, cybercrime, among others.

The meeting took place in a professional and respectful climate.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

On 17 February this year, the United States Embassy in Havana and the Department of State informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the occurrence of some alleged incidents affecting some officials of that diplomatic mission and their families.

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