The Cuban Government announced in the Official Gazette No. 132 Ordinary of 2021 the appointment of new ambassadors for Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Belarus, Finland, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and the African Union.
If from Spain Gustavo Gómez Machín retires, an important Cuban diplomat who has previously served as ambassador to Washington and Pakistan.
To Machín He will be replaced by Marcelino Medina González, who currently serves as First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and served between 2001 and 2005 as Cuban Ambassador to Germany.
For the Embassy in Germany Juana Martínez González was assigned, who held the position of head of the Document Management Center of MINREX.
To head the diplomatic headquarters on France Otto Vaillant Frías was selected, current director of the MINREX Translation and Interpretation Services Team and former ambassador to Egypt, Palestine and Sudan.
The Cuban diplomat Santiago Pérez Benítez was sent to Belarus, Zaid Malluly Díaz Medina to Equatorial Guinea, Beatriz Parra González to Finland, Aramís Fuente Hernández to Greece, Jorge Fernando Lefebre Nicolás to Ethiopia and Lourdes Antonia Marrero Oro will act as representative of the Island before the African Union.
According to the text the designations were made at the request of Miguel Diaz-Canel and approved by the president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Esteban Lazo Hernández.