The Consul General of Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Barbara Nancy González Suárez, hopes that the incoming governments, both for Yucatan and Mexico, will continue the good diplomatic and commercial relations that have always existed between the two regions for so many years.
“Yucatan, due to its geographical proximity and close collaboration, is like an extension of Havana because both have attractive and safe cities, their citizens are hospitable, they treat tourists well, there is an exchange in the fields of health, education, culture and sport and a maritime and air connectivity that narrows this historic relationship”, the consul said.
It was pointed out that in the last 11 years the Cuban government has dealt with PRI governors (Ivonne Ortega and Rolando Zapata), but now the Executive is headed by a PAN member (Mauricio Vila Dosal). And the new governor was asked what are his expectiations of this bilateral relationship.
“I hope there is continuity in good relations as it was with the previous governors,” he replied. “My administration has just started, however, we have already had contact with the Cuban government, and we believe that it will be very positive. For years Yucatan and Cuba have had good business relationships regarding culture, health, sports, education and other subjects”, Vila Dosal said.
“The fact that the current governor belongs to another political party (PAN), makes no difference, because Cuba is always open to all types of diplomatic relations and has no problem to consolidate this tradition. Even, it considers that there will be greater collaboration and benefits for Mexico and Cuba with the government of the elected president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, because the Cuban president (Miguel Díaz Canel) sees AMLO as a very competent and capable leader”, Gonzalez Suarez said.
“Relations with Mexico have been good, but they are sure to improve and it will be beneficial in all areas for Mexico and Cuba,” she reiterated.
The consul reported that every year the number of Yucatecans that visit the Caribbean island increases and every day people go to get their visas, in order to schedule their trip to Cuba.
At the moment the consul did not have data on how many visas the Mérida office authorized.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx