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Cuba - Challenges, Opportunities and Optimism (HE Mr Jose Galego Montano)

Published 17 Mar 2016

What does the thawing of US-Cuba relations mean for Australia? How will the dismantling of the 1960 US Trade Embargo be addressed? How will Cuba’s political system accommodate increased trade and investment? How will President Obama’s visit be received at home and abroad? HE Mr Jose Manuel Galego Montano, Ambassador of Cuba, provides answers to these questions, sharing his insights into the challenges and opportunities facing Cuba at a pivotal moment in its history.

Ambassador Galego Montano is the designated Ambassador of Cuba to Australia, and the concurrent Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. He is a career diplomat and has had previous postings to Hanoi, Pyongyang and Tokyo, and held other senior policy positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.