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Raúl receives François Hollande

Raul y Hollande

The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, received the most excellent Mr. François Hollande, former President of France, visiting our country on the occasion of celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Havana.

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President Díaz-Canel received by French Prime Minister

Diaz Francia

During the afternoon, the Cuban President visited the Cuban embassy in Paris and conversed with diplomats there as they followed the situation unfolding at the United Nations in New York, where Cuba’s resolution against the blockade was being discussed.

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French Festival in Cuba to Screen 14 Films


The 21st French Film Festival will premiere 14 contemporary French feature films from April 11th to 22nd, said organizers of the event. The festival has scheduled more than 100 screenings during two weeks, which totals 24 productions that include three documentaries, five classic feature films and one cartoon.

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Trump Policy Towards Cuba Is Doomed to Fail, Says French Intellectual


French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in an article published today that the policy towards Cuba by the government of Donald Trump in the United States is doomed to fail and clings to an anachronistic strategy.

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Cuba to Show Diversified Offer at Paris Tourism Fair


Cuba will exhibit a diversified offer at the Paris International Tourism Fair, MAP 2018, taking place from March 15 to 18, industry authorities informed. It is expected a greater positioning of the island in France in order to diversify new products and modalities to market, such as diving, navigation, nature, tours, heritage cities, events and incentives, cultural and health tourism

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Cuban and French Officials Meet

Cuba Francia europa-vicepresidente

Cuba’s First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, held a working meeting with Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Secretary General of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. According to a statement, the meeting checked the French government’s willingness to give continuity to the progress made in the bilateral relationship, following President Francois Hollande’s visit to Havana in May 2015 and Cuban head of State Raúl Castro’s stay in Paris in February 2016.

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Presidential elections coming soon

Francia elecciones

Amid scandals and the emergence of unexpected candidates, France is going to the polls this coming April, to choose the next President and decide the country’s future.

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Cuban rum enjoys success in France

Hvana Club

On October 3, Director General of French company Pernod Ricard, Philippe Savinel, highlighted the success of Cuba’s Havana Club rum sales in the European nation. Savinel noted that French consumers purchased three million liters (some 330,000 cases) of the spirits last year, according to Prensa Latina.

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Cuban government sends condolences following attack in France

Machado Ventura, Francia condolencias

José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday July 18, visited the French embassy in Havana to sign the condolences book opened there in the wake of an attack which occurred in the city of Nice, this past July 14, during a celebration of Bastille Day, killing 84 persons and injuring more than 200.

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Cuba & France begin new chapter

Raul y Hollande conversarciones Paris

Precisely at five o’clock yesterday afternoon, February 1, Cuban President Raúl Castro arrived at Élysée Palace, the French presidency, to hold official talks with his counterpart François Hollande. A battery of journalists followed him along the red carpet to the palace entry, where Hollande again embraced him and extended his hand, nine months after their meeting in Havana.