On the 23rd of January H. E. Ms. Caridad Yamira Cueto Milián, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Republic of Bulgaria,

and her husband, Mr. Martinez Rivera, gave a reception at the Embassy on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. On the 1st of January 1959, the struggle of the Cuban people, led by Fidel Castro, ended with a triumphant victory over the Batista regime.

The reception was attended by officials, ambassadors, diplomats, journalists, numerous friends of Cuba. H. E. Ms. Caridad Yamira Cueto Milián welcomed the guests and said: "Today we are celebrating 61 years since the victory of the revolution in Cuba. And this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Cuba and Bulgaria. We will work to strengthen the dialogue between the two countries, as well as to develop the economic and trade relations and investments".

The evening - a true Cuban fiesta, began with a musical performance by the Bulgarian soprano Rosalina Casabova and continued with Cuban songs and dances in the rhythm of salsa. The guests had the opportunity to try traditional Cuban dishes as well as Cuba Libre and Mojito cocktails. Many of them also took part in the dancing.

Photos are provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in the Republic of Bulgaria.