Radio Havana Cuba | Cuba and Canada celebrate 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Havana, January  27 (RHC) The ties concerning Cuba and Canada have progressed from the former trade of rum or sugar in the 19th century to a multifaceted website link with 75 decades of uninterrupted diplomacy.

In an unique interview with Prensa Latina information company, the Canadian ambassador to Cuba,  Perry John Calderwood, emphasised that Canada was amid the to start with international locations to understand the groundbreaking federal government of 1959.

“In the western hemisphere, only Ottawa and Mexico managed continual ties with Cuba in a Chilly War context and in the facial area of U.S. pressures,” he mentioned

‘The calendar year 1976 was historic mainly because the Primary Minister of Canada at that time, Pierre Trudeau, arrived in Cuba and turned the to start with Western chief to come following the starting of the Revolution’, stated the diplomat.

Formal resources certain that the exchange fostered a friendship involving the incumbent and Cuban historical leader Fidel Castro, who traveled to Canada in 2000 for Pierre Trudeau’s state funeral.

The diplomat pointed out that his state is the second-greatest international trader in Cuba and talked about as examples of financial ties the presence of the Blue Diamonds Resorts hotel chain in 21 resorts and the 45 decades of relations with the Countrywide Financial institution of Canada.

Yet another 200 providers, largely small and medium-sized enterprises, are based mostly and lively in Cuba. Most of them continue being dedicated and self-confident of prolonged-expression opportunities,’ he said.

Given the current epidemiological situation, the diplomat congratulated the government and the men and women of Cuba for their outstanding initiatives to comprise the unfold of Covid-19, as they have managed to maintain the infection amount at minimal concentrations in contrast to that of several other countries’.

As section of the actions carried out in the context of the 75th anniversary of bilateral ties, administrators of the two countries’ chambers of commerce discussed almost new alternatives for financial-industrial relations in the face of the pandemic.

The very well-acknowledged Niagara Falls will be illuminated with the hues of the Cuban flag this January 28, the birthday of the island’s National Hero, José Martí.