His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, awarded H.E. Roberto Blanco, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the UAE, the Medal of Independence of the First Order on the occasion of the end of his tenure as ambassador to the country. Her Excellency Reem Bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, presented the medal to H.E. Blanco.
Her Excellency stressed the UAE's keenness to strengthen relations with Cuba in all fields, praising the ambassador's contributions to developing relations and advancing bilateral cooperation during his tenure. H.E Al Hashimy thanked him for his efforts and wished him success.
For his part, H.E Blanco expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, praising his leadership, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. His Excellency noted the country's achievements over the past 51 years, which highlight the leadership's keenness to advance the UAE's position.
His Excellency concluded by thanking all government entities in the UAE for contributing to the success of his mission to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation