Baku, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s ambassador to Georgia and concurrent ambassador to Azerbaijan, Carlos Valdes, today attended the celebration of the South Caucasus nation’s Independence Day.
As Valdes told Prensa Latina, during the activity, he conveyed to his Georgian counterpart in Azerbaijan, Zurab Pataradze, the congratulations sent by the Cuban head of state, Miguel Diaz Canel, on the occasion of Georgia’s national holiday.
Valdes said that during the diplomatic activity he also exchanged briefly with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Ali Asadov, who led his country’s delegation to the celebrations for Georgia’s Independence Day.
The head of the Cuban mission in Baku also conveyed to Asadov his congratulations to the Azerbaijani people and government on their national holiday celebrated every May 28.
The Prime Minister, in turn, asked the Cuban ambassador to convey his thanks on behalf of the Azerbaijani government to President Diaz-Canel for the congratulations sent.
Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia were part of the Transcaucasian Republic that emerged in 1917 after the Great October Socialist Revolution, but in May 1918, the parties decided to separate and form independent nations.
Thus, on May 26 in Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia was created and two days later, on May 28, the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was proclaimed, which is so far considered by both states as their Independence Day.