Cuban Foreign Minister Meets is Portuguese Counterpart
Havana, Cuba, Apr 19 (acn) Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla held official talks on Wednesday in Lisbon with Portugal's Minister of Foreign Business, Augusto Santos Silva.
According to Cubaminrex website, both officials revised issues of the bilateral agenda reinforced in the political, diplomatic, cultural and commercial sectors through delegation exchanges, signing new accords and a growth in trade, investment and influx of visitors to the island.
Both Ministers also discussed issues of common interest on the international situation and coincided in characterizing as positive the current relations between Cuba and Portugal.
Rodriguez Parrilla thanked Portugal for its vote in favor of the Cuban resolution at the UN demanding an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the US against the Caribbean country.
The top diplomat highlighted Portugal's contribution in advancing relations between Cuba and the European Union, which ended in the signing of a Political and Cooperation Dialog Agreement.
The Cuban Foreign Minister is currently on an official visit to Portugal in compliance with an invitation by his Portuguese counterpart who traveled to Cuba in June of 2016.
The Portuguese delegation included, Teresa Ribeiro, Secretary of State of the Foreign Ministry; Joao G. Queiros, Cabinet Assistant to the Secretary of State; Ana Begstrong, Cabinent Assistant to the Minister; and Rui Gomes, Director of the Americas.
The Cuban delegation is made up by the Director of Europe and Canada of the Foreign Ministry, Elio Rodriguez Perdomo; Cuba's ambassador to Portugal Johana Tablada de la Torre and the Head of the Minister's Secretariat Barbara Elena Montalvo.