Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.- The inauguration of the Cuban Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opens a new stage in bilateral relations and heralds success and prosperity for both nations, highlighted today a diplomatic authority of the Caribbean country.
The opening ceremony of the building that houses the Cuban diplomatic legation was presided over by the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, Zaki Awnar Nusseibeh; and the Director of North Africa and the Middle East of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Hector Igarza.
Igarza expressed his gratitude to the UAE government and Foreign Ministry, as well as to all those who in one way or another – he pointed out – ‘contributed to the Cuban flag flying for the first time in the new Cuban diplomatic headquarters in this beautiful and friendly country’.
Likewise, the high-ranking official confirmed the interest and willingness to continue working for the strengthening of what he described as excellent existing bilateral relations, and predicted ‘a successful future and prosperity for both countries’.
According to island sources, the ceremony was also attended by the head of the Cuban mission here, Jorge Leon; and the ambassador of this Arab state in Havana, Bader Almatrosshi, along with other government authorities and the local Foreign Ministries.
Leon also said he was the bearer of a message from Cuban head of state Miguel Diaz-Canel to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as an expression of good will and a firm determination to move forward in strengthening ties.