More changes in Cuba’s foreign ministry: Fernandez de Gocio rises in the rankings

The government announced on Saturday New changes in the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Within the most recent 20 days Movements.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Reported on its website Appointment of Deputy Ministers of Diplomacy Carlos Fernandez de Coscio Dominguez Y Elio Rodriguez Pertomo.

Appointments follow Gerardo Penalver Portal, appointed Deputy Prime Minister In December, he replaced Marcelino Medina, who had held the post for 12 years Sent to the Embassy in Spain.

Fernandez de Gocio has so far been the director general of the US State Department. He has been the Deputy Director of the Directorate of Multilateral Affairs, the Director of North America and the Ambassador to Canada and South Africa. He was also a guarantor of talks in Havana between the former Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) of Colombia and the government of former President Juan Manuel Santos.

Rodriguez Bertomo has been appointed deputy minister to replace the penalty portal. He was also the Director for Europe and Canada and the Ambassador to the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union. He recently completed his mission as Ambassador to France.

Positions Join Josefina Vidal, one of the negotiators called thaw Between Havana and Washington during the Barack Obama administration, which also appointed a deputy minister last October.

Vidal took over after completing his mission as Ambassador to Canada. In 2018, Miguel Diaz-Connell gave him the lifetime title of “Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba”, the first time he had been awarded by the regime.

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