Australian Foreign Minister receives Cuban ambassador

Canberra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Tuesday received Cuban Ambassador Ariel Lorenzo, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported.

During the meeting, both parties exchanged viewpoints on the current state of bilateral relations and their possible development in such sectors as health, biotechnology, mining and energy.

They also analyzed the potential to promote triangular cooperation projects for the benefit of the small island states in the Pacific.

Both officials highlighted the level of collaboration between Canberra and Havana at the multilateral level, particularly in the exchange of candidatures.

The Cuban ambassador thanked Australia for its historic position in support of the resolution against the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly.

They also shared opinions on the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic in both countries and the world, and Lorenzo explained the prospects of five Cuban vaccine candidates, which are being researched and developed in Cuba, and will allow immunizing the entire Cuban population before the end of this year, the diplomat said.


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