The senior UNESCO official received the Cuban deputy foreign minister, who is on a working visit to this nation, diplomatic sources close to the meeting reported. During the meeting, both parties confirmed the excellent state of ties between Cuba and the aforementioned UN organization and exchanged on other issues related to the UNESCO agenda and mandate.
The deputy director general recognized Cuba’s activism in the organization and highlighted the island’s achievements in the educational, scientific and cultural fields.
For his part, the first deputy minister reiterated Cuba’s support and commitment to UNESCO and thanked the support in rejecting the blockade policy imposed by the United States on the largest of the Antilles.
Likewise, it was an opportune space to ratify the will of both parties to strengthen the historical ties of cooperation between Cuba and UNESCO, within the framework of the 75th anniversary of the Caribbean island’s entry into the organization.
The ambassador and permanent representative of Cuba to UNESCO, Yahima Esquivel, was also present at the meeting.
The day before, Peñalver described as positive the inter-ministerial political consultations held in this capital, in which the progress of bilateral ties was addressed.