Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 09:49:55 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 22 (ACN) HAVANA, Oct 22 (ACN) Since its founding in 1961, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), advocated to become a space of political consensus, where the strengthening of peace and international security focuses its work of more than five decades.
With its first summit in Belgrade in the same year, this Movement established a non-hierarchical, rotating and participatory style of administration, which allows its 120 member states to be involved in global decision-making in world politics.
NAM has demonstrated its capacity to adapt and even though the division of the world into two blocs disappeared with the fall of the Soviet Socialist Block, the truth is that this organization plays a key role in confronting poverty and fostering economic development and nuclear disarmament, among other issues.
Thanks to its high number of participants, the Non-Aligned Movement is the second world' largest body after the United Nations (UN).
Besides high-level meetings and other important events, NAM holds its Summit or Conferences of Heads of State or Government every three years, according to geographical rotation.
Cuba, one of the 26 members from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be represented at the 18th Summit, to be held October 25-26 in Baku, Azerbaijan, by Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of the Republic.
Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 09:37:30 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 22 (ACN) As part of his official activities in Ireland, the President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel held talks on Monday with Cubans living in that European nation.
The president told attendees that "we are all the motherland, and it is necessary to continue defending the nation," as well as addressing issues of national current affairs during the exchange.
The Cuban president began this Sunday an official tour of European countries that includes Ireland, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation, which will conclude with his participation in the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, to be held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, on October 25-26.
Diaz-Canel was received by Irish President Michael Higgins and Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Tuesday 22 October 2019 | 11:24:40 am.
DUBLIN, Ireland. – The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, received today his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel at the presidential residence, where after the protocol acts of welcome they dialogued in a frank atmosphere.
Tuesday 22 October 2019 | 11:11:59 am.
DUBLIN, Ireland. – Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Republic of Cuba, was greeted by the Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, as part of his official visit to that European nation, which began on Sunday.
Friday 18 October 2019 | 10:16:00 am.
HAVANA, Oct 16 (ACN) The Cuban delegation participating in the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), based in Belgrade, Serbia, gave a speech addressing the strengthening of international law, parliamentary roles and mechanisms and the contribution of regional cooperation.
Ana Maria Mari Machado, deputy president of the National Assembly of People's Power and the Council of State, who presides over the Cuban delegation, said on Twitter that in her speech she also denounced the US blockade against Cuba.
The Caribbean delegation has developed an intense agenda of work parallel to the Assembly which included a meeting with Ivica Dacic, First Vice President of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
They also met with Tong Thi Phong, first vice president of the Vietnamese National Assembly.
The 141st IPU Assembly, opened last Sunday evening and attended by representatives of the parliaments of 178 states and 12 regional legislative assemblies, has scheduled an extensive program of activities where Cuba will participate actively.
The Cuban delegation is also made up by Yolanda Ferrer Gomez, president of the International Relations Committee of the Cuban Parliament and member of the Executive Committee of the IPU representing Latin America, as well as legislators Estela Cristina Luna Morales, president of the Commission on Health and Sports, Miguel Enrique Charbonet Martell, member of the Commission on Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment, and Jesus Rafael Mora Gonzalez, official of the National Assembly.
Friday 18 October 2019 | 10:13:32 am.
HAVANA, Oct 16 (ACN) Increasing offer, boosting national production and privileging the efficiency of equipment are the central pillars supporting the restructuring of retail and wholesale trade in the country, said Betsy Diaz Velazquez, Cuba's Minister of Domestic Trade, at the Mesa Redonda TV program.
After the Cuban government announced measures for the sale of goods in convertible currencies (CUC) or their importation, Diaz Velazquez noted that these changes reflect the proposals made in two of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and the Revolution.
The minister stressed that after-sales services will be provided: the equipment sold will be guaranteed repair, maintenance or return in terms of compensation, as well as established for other products currently marketed in the country.
Diaz Velazquez added that they assessed the products that should be maintained in the CUC network, economic line and basic need and some that respond to policies and social programs systematically verified.
These will be available in the CUC network of stores as far as possible, and incorporate water pumps, semi-automatic washing machines, mixers, blenders, fans and automobile accesories that respond to road safety.
This is a gradual and staggered process, where hoarding and price speculation must be avoided, so prices will be permanently reviewed and communication channels have also been established to receive complaints and respond to doubts and concerns, the minister stressed.
Friday 18 October 2019 | 10:09:59 am.
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 16 (ACN) Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, received Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, who is making a working visit to Cuba.
During the meeting they exchanged on the excellent state of the relations between both nations and their perspective development.
Alexandr N. Venediktov, Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, and Ambassador Andrei A. Guskov also participated.
Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 12:13:49 pm.
HAVANA, Cuba.- Granma newspaper publishes a letter sent by the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China to Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, on the occasion of the successful celebration of the Extraordinary Session of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba.
Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 12:05:21 pm.
After four days of successful exchanges of experiences in the development of medicinal plants among specialists from some 30 countries, the 28th International Congress of the Italian-Latin American Society of Ethnomedicine (Silae 2019) concludes this Friday in Havana.
Wednesday 16 October 2019 | 12:01:30 pm.
Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, arrived on Tuesday in Cuba on an official visit.