HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 23 (ACN) Esteban Lazo, President of the People´s Power Assembly (Parliament) received in Havana Jose Carlos Mahia, president of the House of Representatives of Uruguay.
At the seat of the Cuban parliament, the Havana´s Capitolio, Lazo said this visit shows the bonds of solidarity and brotherhood between the two countries. It will allow Cuba and Uruguay to strengthen bilateral relations, he added.
Mahia, in his first international trip after taking up position this year, spoke of the good relations and thanked the Cuban people for the solidarity shown in hard times for his countrymen.
As an example of solidarity the deputy mentioned the hundreds of Uruguayan doctors trained in Cuba, as well as the over 70 thousand people that benefitted from the Operation Miracle carried out jointly by the governments of Cuba and Venezuela.
The visitor will meet with Jose Ramon Balaguer, head of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party, as well as with officials at the Foreign Relations, Education, Tourism and Culture ministries