Juventud Rebelde - Diario de la Juventud Cubana

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | 05:29:08 pm.

Cuba and Thailand strengthen cooperation ties

Cuba and Thailand reaffirmed today their willingness to continue working based on exchange and cperation, as announced at the friendly meeting on the agenda of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, held in Bangkok.

According to Cubaminrex, the Cuban ambassador to the Asian nation, Hector Conde Almeida, was received by Kanchana Patarachoke, Director General of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The exchange, also attended by Thai Foreign Ministry officials, reaffirmed the importance of joint efforts in defense of multilateralism, state sovereignty, as well as keeping close cooperation in various multilateral forums.
Both countries also agreed to continue working towards the achievement of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the strengthening of South-South cooperation, and support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the UN Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.
Cuba and Thailand established diplomatic relations on May 15, 1958, on the basis of cordiality and mutual aid in different sectors of the economy and development.

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Wednesday 30 October 2019 | 05:22:55 pm.

Cuban president and Russian PM Dimitri Medvedev hold talks in Moscow

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met today in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, to whom he extended a special greeting from the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro.

During the meeting at the Russian government's Protocol Palace, Diaz-Canel stressed the great satisfaction in Cuba for Medvedev's meeting with Castro during his visit to Havana earlier this month, Prensa Latina reported.
The Cuban leader also highlighted the interest shown by the Russian PM not only to continue participating in the Caribbean island's development program until 2030, but also to suggest new ideas with a view to expanding cooperation.
For his part, Medvedev invited Diaz-Canel to participate in the Victory Day celebrations on May 9 next year, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the event.
The Cuban head of state had previously met with Russian businessmen and heard about the state of progress of joint projects, including metallurgy, machine building, energy, transportation and banking.
This meeting was attended by directors of energy companies such as InterRAO, Sinara (locomotives), GAZ (automobiles), Transneft and Zarubezhneft (petroleum), banks and the Russian Railway Company (RZHD by its Russian acronym), among others.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez; Communications, Jorge Luis Perdomo; Agriculture, Gustavo Rodriguez; Industry, Alfredo Lopez; and Transport, Eduardo Rodriguez; as well as Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca attended the meeting on the Cuban side.
During the day, Diaz-Canel also visited Zariadie Park, the Tretiakov art gallery and the boulevard of Arbat.

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Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 02:32:33 pm.

Diaz-Canel congratulates Argentina´s new head of state Alberto Fernandez

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 28 (acn) The Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated his new counterpart from Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, who surpassed the hitherto president of the South American country Mauricio Macri.

Alberto Fernandez is the new President of Argentina. Congratulations from Cuba to Alberto and Cristina. The Argentine people have defeated neoliberalism. #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad, Diaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account.
Congratulations dear Cristina and also for Alberto from #Cuba. The Great Homeland is celebrating. # VamosPorMas, he added.
The candidate for the Frente de Todos and his formula partner, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, reached 48.03% of the votes against 40.44 of Macri, according to the website of the Argentina´s National Electoral Chamber.
Fernandez will be from next December 10 the ninth president after the return to democracy in Argentina, in 1983.
In his own words, his mission will be to "stand up his country."

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Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 02:29:39 pm.

Cuban president and Russian PM Dimitri Medvedev hold talks in Moscow

HAVANA, Oct 29 (ACN) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met today in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, to whom he extended a special greeting from the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro.

During the meeting at the Russian government's Protocol Palace, Diaz-Canel stressed the great satisfaction in Cuba for Medvedev's meeting with Castro during his visit to Havana earlier this month, Prensa Latina reported.
The Cuban leader also highlighted the interest shown by the Russian PM not only to continue participating in the Caribbean island's development program until 2030, but also to suggest new ideas with a view to expanding cooperation.
For his part, Medvedev invited Diaz-Canel to participate in the Victory Day celebrations on May 9 next year, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the event.
The Cuban head of state had previously met with Russian businessmen and heard about the state of progress of joint projects, including metallurgy, machine building, energy, transportation and banking.
This meeting was attended by directors of energy companies such as InterRAO, Sinara (locomotives), GAZ (automobiles), Transneft and Zarubezhneft (petroleum), banks and the Russian Railway Company (RZHD by its Russian acronym), among others.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez; Communications, Jorge Luis Perdomo; Agriculture, Gustavo Rodriguez; Industry, Alfredo Lopez; and Transport, Eduardo Rodriguez; as well as Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca attended the meeting on the Cuban side.
During the day, Diaz-Canel also visited Zariadie Park, the Tretiakov art gallery and the boulevard of Arbat.

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Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 09:49:55 am.

Non-Aligned Movement, the voice of developing nations

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.

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Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 09:37:30 am.

President Diaz-Canel meets with Cubans living in Ireland

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.

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Tuesday 22 October 2019 | 11:24:40 am.

Cuba and Ireland, Two Peoples United by History

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.

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Tuesday 22 October 2019 | 11:11:59 am.

Irish Prime Minister Welcomes President of Cuba

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.

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Friday 18 October 2019 | 10:16:00 am.

Cuba denounces US blockade in international parliamentary forum

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.

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Friday 18 October 2019 | 10:13:32 am.

New measures increase offers in Cuban sales network

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.

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