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New Cuban Ambassadors Sworn In

CUBA, Jul 17, 2010.-  Twenty-six newly appointed Cuban ambassadors were sworn in Saturday during a ceremony at the Jose Marti Memorial Monument in Havana''s Revolution Square.

Esther Armenteros, ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, thanked the Cuban government and President Raul Castro for recent working sessions to discuss national and international issues.

Those exchanges of opinions will make it possible to disseminate Cuba's foreign policy and defend the island's political, economic and social regime, as the United States continues to intensify its blockade and maximize its misinformation campaign about Cuba, Armenteros stated.

The group of ambassadors "delighted in seeing Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro healthy, sharp and combative, calling on us to be more profound and studious, and his ideas and action will be an incentive and a guide," she said.

After Fidel Castro's visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday and hearing directly from him about important reflections on the danger hovering over humanity, "we are in his debt and are thankful," she said.

The activity was presided over by Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of the Council of Ministers; Homero Acosta, secretary of the Council of State; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, and Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca.

Vice President Esteban Lazo and Jorge Marti, chief of the International Relations Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee, also attended.

In taking their oath, the new ambassadors promised to be faithful to their homeland, to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, President Raul Castro, the Communist Party, the people and the Revolution.

Previously, the group of diplomats, who will work in countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East countries, laid a wreath at the monument to Cuban national hero Jose Marti. (Cubaminrex-RHC)






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