Havana - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez congratulated on Tuesday the National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on its 73rd anniversary.
In a tweet, the minister acknowledged the Commission as a defender of the Caribbean country's conquests.
Representatives of Education, Science, Culture, Information, and Communication in our country, they defend our conquests as an indissoluble part of the Revolutionary Diplomacy,' he also wrote.
Cuba has been a member of UNESCO since August 29, 1947, when it deposited the instrument of ratification with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On November 17, 1947, the National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for Cuba was established, one of the first commissions of cooperation with UNESCO in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1959, due to the country's significant change with the triumph of the Revolution, the conditions for its effective performance in the national life were created.
The Commission's mission is to expand Cuba's influence in all sectors of the Organization's competence.
Likewise, it upholds the principles and interests of Cuban foreign policy, within the Constitution, and the other principles proclaimed in the United Nations Charter and the UNESCO Constitution.
Havana - President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed his condolences for the death of Cuban renowned filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabio.
'Heart-felt goodbye to Juan Carlos Tabio, one of the essentials of Cuban cinema. His work, an authentic portrait of Cuba, is also the acute memory of an era. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues from cinema,' the president wrote on Twitter.Read More
Havana - Renowned Cuban film director and screenwriter Juan Carlos Tabío died in the early hours of Monday, January 18, 2021, in Havana.
His remains will be cremated, and authorities said they will inform the public later about his funeral.Read More
Havana - Spanish-French academic and journalist Ignacio Ramonet termed as 'cynical' the decision by the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.Read More