For Immediate Release
26 November 2016
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has learned of the passing of Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba, 26 November 2016. President Castro, who led his country for almost 50 years has left an enduring legacy. The Bahamas and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1974, and throughout that time President Castro was a strong friend and ally.
The Ministry extends condolences to the Government and People of Cuba as they mourn the passing of their former leader. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell has spoken to the Cuban Ambassador in The Bahamas and extended condolences on behalf of the nation and the Prime Minister. A Diplomatic Note will be sent to the Government of Cuba.