The conference, where films from the Caribbean country such as Strawberry and Chocolate, exhibitions of paintings by famous artists and discussions will be shown, is organized by the Technical University of Ambato (UTA), Cultural Center of that institution in education and the embassy. Cubans in Ecuador.
During the inauguration of the cultural day, the ambassador of Cuba, Basilio Gutiérrez, emphasized the bonds of friendship between this South American country and especially with UTA, where different teachers from the Caribbean country left their marks.
The diplomat talked about the historical relationship of important people from the two countries such as the National Hero of Cuba, José Martí, and Eloy Alfaro, former president of Ecuador. Like many Latin American heroes, they both have the dream of creating more just and independent nations. Because of this, Cuba is a small country that walks around the world as a brother, he commented.
Gutiérrez emphasized that October is a month of celebrations for the island, where tribute was paid for the first time the notes of the National Anthem were sung, 155 years ago, shortly after the beginning of the struggle for independence from Spanish colonialism.
For his part, the director of the UTA Cultural Center, Oscar Abril, reiterated that Ambato opened his arms to make the transfer of culture, because through this we know the people.
This Monday the day begins with an exhibition of the Cuban plastic artist living in Ecuador, Miguel Ríos, which will be available throughout the week for the Ambateño community.
Culture is an ingredient that accompanies one everywhere, says Ríos, repeating that Cuba is present in almost all of his work.
The program of activities for these days also includes a keynote conference on vaccines developed in Cuba to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, and the presentation of products from Biopharmaceutical industry in the Caribbean country.