By Benjamin Flowers: The Government of Belize has conveyed its condolences to the President of Cuba, Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his people at the passing of Cuban politician and diplomat Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada.
Alarcón de Quesada died on April 30 at the age of 84. No cause of death was given.
On May 3, the Office of the Prime Minister sent a correspondence to the Government of Cuba on behalf of the GOB and the people of Belize.
In his sympathy message, Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño noted that Mr. Alarcón de Quesada was Cuba’s “ambassador to the United Nations at the height of Belize’s struggle for independence, and his advice and support were indispensable in helping us to construct and to win massive and ultimately almost universal support for the UN Resolutions that made our secure independence possible.”
Briceno also said that Alarcón de Quesada was a great friend to Belize as he gave support to the solidarity between Cuba and Belize shown in the areas of health, education, culture, and sports, among others.
Cuba and Belize will mark 27 years of friendly diplomatic relations on July 15.