Pretoria - The 15th meeting of the Joint Consultative Mechanism South Africa-Cuba met Thursday with delegations led by Vice Ministers Alvin Botes and Marcelino Medina, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
At the end of the meeting, a joint communique was signed by the two parties. On his Twitter account, vice Minister Medina voiced Cuba’s satisfaction with the excellent and fraternal relations between the two governments and peoples.
“With the Joint Consultative Mechanism we continue deepening and diversifying relations of friendship and collaboration”, he wrote.
Cuba's first deputy foreign minister arrived in Pretoria on Wednesday. On the first day of his visit his agenda included a meeting with the secretary general of the governing African National Congress (ANC) party, Ace Magashule, and his participation in an event that celebrated the quarter century of the formalization of bilateral ties, reports Prensa Latina.
Medina began a tour of African nations in South Africa, which will also include Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Rwanda.
The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) issued a statement on Tuesday rejecting recent remarks by Peruvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa, in which he blamed social outbreaks in the continent on Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and promoted an internal uprising in Cuba.Read More
One of the actions, in correspondence with this objective, is aimed at exchanging ideas on the current perspectives of contemporary Cuban animation, which takes place at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, from 9 to December 13th.Read More
Havana - Cuban intellectual Abel Prieto was appointed president of Casa de las Américas, the center's website La Ventana reported today.
Prieto, former minister of Culture and currently serving as director of the Marti Program Office and president of the José Martí Cultural Society, was nominated for the post by Alpidio Alonso, current Culture Minister.Read More