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marreroPresenting his proposal for the new Council of Ministers to the National Assembly of People’s Power Ninth Legislature, meeting in its Fourth Period of Ordinary Sessions, December 21, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez stated, “Given its relevance and the role it must play in conducting important processes, an exhaustive analysis was carried out, evaluating the necessary renewal of some members and, on the other hand, maintaining stability that will allow for the body to fulfill its responsibilities, in the complex situation we are all aware of.”

He added that those nominated “have ample experience in leadership, successively occupying different, higher-ranking positions, and also possess other qualities which demonstrate that they are in a position to serve on the Council of Ministers.”

Manuel Marrero Cruz, 56 years of age, was appointed as Prime Minister. He served as Minister of Tourism, over almost 16 years, chosen for this responsibility by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.

He is an architect by profession and began his career as project manager in the construction of tourist facilities in Holguín’s northern resort area, holding different management positions at hotels in eastern provinces and in Varadero.

In 1999, he was promoted to the position of first vice president of the Gaviota Tourism Enterprise Group, becoming its chief executive a year later.

Marrero’s career in this field and as a cadre has been characterized by his modesty, honesty, hard work, political sensibility, and loyalty to the Party and the Revolution.

He led the tourism sector in an outstanding fashion, one of the national economy’s key lines of development, which has required constant interaction with other Central State Administration bodies, the enterprise system, and provincial governments. He has likewise accumulated important experience in negotiations with foreign partners and participation in international events, demonstrating his ability, firm principles, and talent for dialogue.

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