Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP by its Spanish acronym) received a Social Democrat delegation from the European parliament at the Havana Capitol.
Representing the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, the seven guests led by Iratxe Garcia, president of the group, were first received by Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the ANPP, who accompanied them on a tour through the Capitol.
The delegation will have an intense agenda until February 29; including a visit to the special school Solidaridad con Panama and the National Center for Sex Education, as well as meetings with officials from the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation will also hold exchanges with authorities from the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists and the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, and with representatives of Cuban civil society, as well as a visit to Mariel Special Development Zone, in Artemisa province (western Cuba), to Valle de Viñales, in Pinar del Rio, and the enjoyment of a performance by the National Ballet of Cuba.
It is also composed of Javi Lopez, co-president of the European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EUROLAT), Kati Piri, vice president of the Alliance, Laura Ballarin, head of the cabinet, advisors Eduardo Blanco and David Capezzuto, and assistant Victoria Martin de la Torre.