President of Portugal Begins Official Visit to Cuba

Prensa Latina News Agency

The distinguished visitor, who came accompanied by a large group of businessmen interested in exploring opportunities with the island, is expected to meet with Cuba President Raul Castro

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Revelo de Sousa (R) was welcomed by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra. (Photo taken from PL)

Portugal’s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began an official two-day visit to Cuba, to deepen the Lisbon-Havana ties.

In his work program, Rebelo de Sousa is scheduled to meet with Cuban President, Raul Castro, with whom he will review the current state of ties between the two countries.

Shortly after arriving in this capital, Rebelo de Sousa stressed the historical ties of friendship and solidarity between the two countries and reiterated that his country will support at UN the draft resolution presented by the island to demand the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States for more than 50 years.

The aim of his visit is to strengthen the political, economic and cultural relations between the two nations. Rebelo de Sousa came accompanied by a large group of businessmen interested in exploring opportunities and common interests.

The president of the Portuguese State expects today to lay a wreath at the statue erected to Cuban national hero, Jose Marti, at the Revolution Square in Havana.

 

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