Above: new Ambassador Peter Benjamin places a wreath at the Jose Marti monument
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Antigua and Barbuda has as new ambassador to Cuba
The twin-island country has appointed Peter Benjamin, who presented his letters of credence to Gladys Bejerano Portela, vice president of Cuba’s state council, in Havana this week.
Portela said the relationship between the countries was “based on fundamental values such as cooperation, solidarity and mutual support,” hoping that Benjamin’s appointment would further “fortify” the relationship.
Benjamin’s appointment comes as the countries mark 21 years of diplomatic relations.
He pointed to Cuba’s recent work in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Cuba, and paid tribute to Cuban national hero Jose Marti in placing a wreath at his monument.
The presentation ceremony was held in Havana’s Palace of the Revolution.