Belgrade, Serbia.- Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power and Council of State, arrived in Belgrade leading her country’s delegation to the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The delegation is made up of lawmaker Yolanda Ferrer, president of the International Relations Committee of the Cuban Parliament and member of the IPU Executive Committee representing Latin America.
Lawmakers Estela Cristina Luna Morales, president of the Health and Sports Committee, and Miguel Enrique Charbonet Martell, as well as official Jesus Rafael Mora Gonzalez, are also on the list.
Cuba’s Ambassador to Serbia Gustavo Trista del Todo received the delegation on Saturday evening at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport.
Mari Machado and her accompanying delegation paid tribute early Sunday to former president Marshal Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980), and laid a floral wreath on the white marble tomb that holds his remains at the House of Flowers, part of the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia.
Immediately, the members of the Cuban delegation joined the preliminary work of the IPU meeting, whose solemn opening ceremony will be held tonight, with the attendance of representatives of the parliaments of 178 States and 12 regional legislative assemblies.
The IPU, founded on June 30, 1889, in Paris, is headquartered in Geneva and has permanent observer status at the United Nations since 2002 due to its important role.