Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Starts Working Visit to Italy

Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra began a three-day working visit to Italy, the Cuban embassy in Rome announced here.

According to the press release from the diplomatic mission, during his stay in the Italian capital Sierra will be received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, an opportunity to continue the positive exchanges between the foreign ministries of the two countries.

In this sense, the text recalls that last February the Italian Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Merlo, headed the Fifth Session of Political Consultations between Foreign Ministries, in Havana.

During his stay, the Cuban deputy minister will hold meetings with the Council of Delegates of the Italo-Latin American Institute, representatives of Parliament and representatives of the country's economic, social and political entities.

He will also visit the headquarters of the Community of San Egidio and meet with members of solidarity organizations and Cubans living in Italy, as well as participate in a special presentation of initiatives developed to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, the capital of the island.

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Cuban Vice-Chancellor Pays Official Visit to Guyana

Rogelio Sierra, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, continues his official visit to Guyana, accompanied by the Director for Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Chancellery, Jorge Luis Mayo Fernandez.

Visiting Guyana has a particular importance to Cuba, because together with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica that country established diplomatic relations with the island simultaneously in 1972, Sierra wrote in his personal Twitter account.

During his stay in Georgetown the Vice-Chancellor met with Cuban collaborators of health and education, whom he urged to continue their solidarity work in the Caribbean nation.

As part of the work agenda for this Wednesday, Sierra will hold official conversations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana with Director-General, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell.

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Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana

The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region.

Representatives from more than 100 member countries, observers, among others, analyze issues related to transportation and connectivity between the nations of the area and the confrontation with climate change.

Prior to the ministerial meeting, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra said that these contacts will be a time to take advantage of the opportunities for collaboration, promote the competitiveness of the economies of the member nations of the bloc, and discuss common challenges in order to consolidate the Shared development.

Likewise, he said that they would enable them to search for ways to deal with external factors that undermine the sovereignty of the countries of the area, promote actions to deal with measures of mass deportation of immigrants, and the serious implications for their economies.

With the purpose of reviewing the progress of the integral relations between this island and the nations associated with the Caribbean Community, Havana will also be host, next March 11, of the V CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meeting.

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Deputy Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Germany met in Havana

The deputy ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cuba and Germany, Rogelio Sierra and Maria Bohmer, confirmed in Havana the good level of political and commercial relations between the two countries.

Sierra and Bohmer talked yesterday about issues of common interests and ratified the will of strengthening and expanding bilateral links.

Bohmer was accompanied by Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Dieter Lamle, while Sierra was assisted by other two members of the office.

The visit of the German diplomat confirmed Germany’s interest of expanding its presence in the island now that there are more opportunities for foreign investment in some local economic fields.

Last months, board members from a dozen of German companies held talks with authorities of the Cuban government. They expressed their intention to open joint business in fields like construction, transportation, health services, and the industry.

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Diaz / Cubasi Translation Staff

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