Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:59:52
Over one hundred representatives of Cuban civil society will participate in forums that will run parallel to the 7th Summit of the Americas, in Panama. The large group includes intellectuals, farmers, cooperative members, entrepreneurs, academics and other social actors who will take to Panama the proposals issued in numerous civil society meetings held over the past weeks on the island.
Cuba will also be represented at the forums of university rectors and entrepreneurs.
In Europe, Iberia Express will inaugurate flights to five destinations in Italy and to Hamburg, while it will increase the number of flights to Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.
A delegation of nine California legislators and 18 state officials announced a five-day trade mission to Cuba next week.
“With the federal government moving forward with efforts to normalize diplomatic, economic, and commercial relations, it is important for California to also engage with Cuba and expand economic relationships that create new opportunities for businesses in our state,” said California Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, Democrat from San Diego, who heads the delegation, as cited by the Los Angeles Times.
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrived on official visit to Cuba on Monday, March 23.
Mogherini is scheduled to hold official talks with Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez and meet an agenda that also includes meeting with other local authorities.
India and Cuba share traditionally warm and friendly relations, historic links marked by the coincidence of interests as to global issues, reads a communiqué issued by India´s Foreing Ministry, on the occasion of the visit to that Asian country by Cuba´s first vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Diaz-Canel began a two-day official visit to India on Monday on the invitation of his counterpart Hamid Ansari and during commemorations for the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Havana and New Delhi.