Havana, May 25. – A postal stamp for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Cuba and Belarus was cancelled today at the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry host building.
Vice Ministers Dagoberto Rodriguez and Serguei Aleinik from Cuba and Belarus respectively, and Cuban Computer Science and Communications Vice Minister Boris Moreno made the cancellation.
The stamp will circulate at a price of 75 cents, national currency of Cuba, from now on, with images of the monument at the fortress of Brest and Cuban Antonio Maceo Plaza in Santiago de Cuba, reflecting the heroism of both peoples and their struggle for independence.
Rodriguez was thankful for the support of the Belarusian authorities against the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba for more than 50 years now.
Rodriguez highlighted the actions for solidarity by the Belarusian people to reach the liberation of the five Cuban patriots imprisoned in the US, known as The Cuban Five, and said that Cuba keeps a fruitful political dialogue with the Belarusian government, hoping it will grow in a close future.
Belarusian Foreign Minister Aleinik said this cancellation is part of a program to celebrate the first 20 years of the establishment of the bilateral links, as much in Minsk as in Havana.
He regarded the bilateral links as excellent, with a category of strategic character association, and highlighted the importance of the reciprocal consulting sessions between both countries and the coordinated actions in multilateral forums.
In the economic field, Aleinik said the commercial exchanges are over 50 million dollars and there are intentions to start exchanges in science, education, culture, transportation and technology.
Also, the three vice ministers cancelled a stamp of the Belarusian Communications Ministry with the image of two national birds from Belarus and Cuba.(Prensa Latina)