”I am sure that your visit will contribute to advancing bilateral relations,” stated Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Rodrí guez on receiving his counterpart from the Republic of Chad, Moussa Faki Ma hamat, at the Ministry headquarters, October 7.
Bruno Rodríguez noted that relations with Chad and the African continent are a priority for the nation, and expressed thanks for the country’s enduring solidarity and willingness to continue developing ties with the island.
Cuba’s Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of relations with the African Union and the continent in general, noting that Cuba will continue to defend the interests and aims of Africa in international forums and organizations.
For his part, Chad’s Minister of Foreign Relations and African Integration emphasized Cuba’s example of independence and resistance.
He also noted the necessity to continue working to end the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba, given that the island has not only fought for Chad’s independence but also for that of other countries, such as Angola, stated Faki Ma hamat.
Thank you for your collaboration, we must reciprocate your solidarity because – despite all difficulties – you have always shown solidarity with Chad, he concluded.
After the meeting two cooperation agreements were signed: a reflection of the willingness of both governments and ministries to expand bilateral relations and exchanges across diverse spheres.
The first was a Collaboration Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of the Republic of Chad regarding the reciprocal abolition of visas in diplomatic, special, service or official passports. The second concerns Regular Diplomatic Consolations between the two Foreign Ministries.