Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, on May 8, held a fraternal meeting with the president of the United Mexican States, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was conducting a working visit to our country. The two leaders discussed the close relations shared by Mexico and Cuba, and recalled moments of our common history, especially the welcome and solidarity Cuban patriots have always received in Mexican lands.
Raúl noted the important impetus President López Obrador has given to the development of bilateral ties with Cuba and emphasized the pressing need for Latin American and Caribbean integration, highlighting Mexico’s contribution to this cause during its Pro Tempore Presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
Also participating on the Cuban side was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.
During his stay, López Obrador held official talks with Communist Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who awarded him the nation’s José Martí Order, the highest decoration granted by the Cuban state.
Additionally, a declaration signed by the government of the United Mexican States and that of the Republic of Cuba was released, and a Cooperation Agreement established between the two countries’ ministries of health.
The President of Mexico reaffirmed his position in opposition to the U.S. of Cuba and reiterated his intention to continue his demands for an end to the criminal policy. (Granma)