Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
24th April, 2012: Cuba’s Ambassador to Fiji, Her Excellency Maria Caseiro today presented her credentials to the President, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
The formality, which took place at Government House this morning, re-emphasises Fiji’s growing ties with South American countries.
Ms Caseiro has vast experience in the field of international relations having served in many Cuban missions and the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She has also served as a counselor to Cuba’s Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva.
Ambassador Caseiro, who is fluent in English and French, has a degree in International Political Relations and has done postgraduate courses in Economics, International Law and Public International Law.
Before taking up this posting, Ms Caseiro served as Counselor Deputy Director of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba.
Ms Caseiro will be the non-resident representative to Fiji as she serves concurrent accreditation to New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Cook Islands.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola together with the Minister for Youth and Sports, Viliame Naupoto recently held fruitful discussions with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González in Nadi.
Mr Gonzalez is currently on a tour of several Pacific Island countries and at the meeting expressed satisfaction with the bilateral relations shared between Fiji and Cuba with hopes of further strengthening these ties.
Fiji has several students currently pursuing medicine studies in Cuba.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs P. O. Box 2220 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji