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Vitality of Cuban embassies and consulates highlighted during current health contingency



Havana, May 11 - Cuban embassies and consulates abroad have facilitated, in the complex scenario imposed by COVID-19, the return to the country of nearly six thousand Cubans stranded in other nations.

This was stated today on Twitter by the director general of consular and Cuban affairs residing abroad of the Foreign Ministry, Ernesto Soberón, and highlighted the joint effort of the workers of these entities in favor of their compatriots.

"The return to #Cuba of about 6 thousand compatriots stranded abroad, in the complex scenario imposed by # COVID19, a joint effort in favor of our compatriot’s #SomosCuba," the official wrote, referring to a message from the minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

Through the aforementioned social network, the Cuban Foreign Minister stressed that during COVID-19 the embassies and consulates of the largest of the Antilles have maintained their vitality, in the interest of Cubans residing abroad.

He stressed that in this period the attention in these institutions has included prioritized assistance, negotiations with airlines and authorities and extensive use of digital platforms.

“The Cuban embassies and consulates have maintained their vitality during # COVID19. Prioritized consular assistance, negotiations with airlines and authorities and extensive use of digital social networks allow better care in the interest of Cubans living abroad,”the head of diplomacy in the Caribbean archipelago tweeted.

Based on the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approved flexibility measures for Cuban citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in the national territory, which include a permit to stay abroad without losing their status as residents in the country, and the possibility of applying for a passport without visiting consulates or consular offices. (Text and photo: ACN)