Havana, January 27 (RHC) The ties between Cuba and Canada have progressed from the previous exchange of rum or sugar in the 19th century to a multifaceted website link with 75 several years of uninterrupted diplomacy.
In an special interview with Prensa Latina news agency, the Canadian ambassador to Cuba, Perry John Calderwood, emphasized that Canada was amongst the to start with international locations to realize the innovative authorities of 1959.
“In the western hemisphere, only Ottawa and Mexico taken care of ongoing ties with Cuba in a Cold War context and in the face of U.S. pressures,” he stated
‘The 12 months 1976 was historic mainly because the Key Minister of Canada at that time, Pierre Trudeau, arrived in Cuba and turned the initial Western leader to arrive following the starting of the Revolution’, described the diplomat.
Official sources assured that the exchange fostered a friendship between the incumbent and Cuban historical chief Fidel Castro, who traveled to Canada in 2000 for Pierre Trudeau’s state funeral.
The diplomat pointed out that his nation is the 2nd-major overseas investor in Cuba and mentioned as illustrations of financial ties the presence of the Blue Diamonds Resorts resort chain in 21 inns and the 45 many years of relations with the Nationwide Financial institution of Canada.
A different 200 firms, mostly little and medium-sized enterprises, are dependent and energetic in Cuba. Most of them keep on being fully commited and confident of prolonged-expression prospects,’ he reported.
Presented the existing epidemiological situation, the diplomat congratulated the governing administration and the people today of Cuba for their superb initiatives to comprise the distribute of Covid-19, as they have managed to continue to keep the infection fee at small levels as opposed to that of a lot of other countries’.
As portion of the routines carried out in the context of the 75th anniversary of bilateral ties, directors of the two countries’ chambers of commerce mentioned just about new opportunities for economic-commercial relations in the face of the pandemic.
The properly-regarded Niagara Falls will be illuminated with the colours of the Cuban flag this January 28, the birthday of the island’s Countrywide Hero, José Martí.