HAVANA, Nov 14 (ACN) Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, had fruitful exchanges during his stay in Kenya, where he attends the 25th International Conference on Population and Development.
The Cuban Minister met in the last hours with the Kenyan FM, Monica Juma; the Minister of Health of the People's Republic of Congo, Lidya Mikolo; the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA), Dereje Wordofa; and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs of Ireland, Katherine Zappone.
During these exchanges, they reviewed the state of bilateral relations, reiterated their rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, and discussed cooperation and its perspectives.
Meanwhile, Cuban deputy foreign minister Rogelio Sierra continues his tour on the Caribbean today with an official visit to St. Kitts and Nevis as part of the tour begun in Antigua and Barbuda.
The visit of the Cuban deputy FM will allow us to continue strengthening bilateral ties with that sister country and will contribute to strengthening the bonds of cooperation and solidarity between Cuba and the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
In Belgium, a delegation from the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba held a meeting with Iratxe Garcia, president of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats of the European Parliament.
At the same time, as part of his participation at the UNESCO Summit, Cuba's Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso, held a meeting today with his French counterpart, Franck Riester, to discuss plans for the fostering of cinema and audiovisual, literature and cultural industries.
It is reported from Ethiopia that today the Cuban ambassador to the African Union, Angel Villa Hernandez, was received by the president of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the seat of the organization.
In an atmosphere of cordiality and mutual respect, both authorities highlighted the ties that bind Africa and Cuba since the times of slavery, especially in culture, food, religion, among other spheres.
It is also known that as part of the group of Latin American ambassadors to Portugal, the Cuban ambassador, Mercedes Martinez, visited the island of Madeira to participate in the Congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies.