Raul Castro Holds Bilateral Meetings with Leaders at ACS Summit

Raul Castro shakes hands with the Premier of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Christopher Rowley. (Photo: Estudios Revolución)Cuba President Raul Castro held bilateral meetings with leaders of different countries, who participated at the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), held last Saturday in Havana.

The Cuban president held a working meeting with the Premier of Trinidad-Tobago Keith Cristopher Rowley on bilateral political, diplomatic and cooperation relations between the two Caribbean nations. The meeting was attended by Trinidad’s Foreign Minister Dennis Moses and ambassador Lancelot Colvie, as well as by Cuban first deputy minister Marcelino Medina.

Raul also met with the President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales on regional, international developments and the current state of bilateral links between Cuba and the central American nation.

The Guatemalan president was accompanied by his Foreign Minister Raul Morales and other officials; while on the Cuban side again was First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina.

Also on Saturday, the Cuban Head of State held talks with the Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, whose country is an associate member state of the Association of Caribbean States, representing the islands of Saba, Saint Eustatius and Bonaire.

Raul Castro and Mark Rutte addressed bilateral relations and expressed their will to further enhance such links in areas of common interest, according to Granma newspaper.

The meeting acknowledged the constructive role by The Netherland in support of advancing relations between Cuba and the European Union, at times when Holland chairs the European Union Council. The Dutch leader was accompanied by his advisor Philip Strik and ambassador Norbert Braakhuis.

The Cuban President also received the honorable Mr. Jocelerme Privert, provisional president of Haiti, who was accompanied by Haitian Foreign Minister Pierrot Delienne and business attaché Geri Benoit, as well as David Arthur Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

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