Israel hopes to restore relations with Cuba
- Submitted by: Juana
- Politics and Government
- 04 / 08 / 2016
An article in "The Jerusalem Post" has revealed that Israel welcomes the recent reconciliation between the US and Cuba.
According to statements by Modi Ephraim-head of the division of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel- it is expected that in the near future ties between Israel and Cuba are also restored. However, he said there is currently no ongoing discussions with the Cubans to restore ties.
Cuba is one of the four Latin American countries with which Israel has no formal diplomatic relations; group also integrated by Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia.
Despite the lack of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Ephraim has stated that the people to people contacts between Cuba and Israel have never failed: especially in health, culture and agriculture. Further he believes that is a destination for Israeli tourists.