HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 30 (ACN) Bruno Rodriguez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, was received by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, country in which the Cuban diplomat is making an official visit with the purpose of expanding cooperation.
Minister Rodriguez said on Twitter that in a cordial exchange, both parties ratified the common will to continue working for the strengthening and diversification of ties between the two countries.
Previously, Rodríguez was received at the Casa Amarilla, the headquarters of the local chancellery, by his Costa Rican counterpart Manuel Ventura, with whom he confirmed the good state of bilateral relations and the common interest in strengthening economic-commercial ties and cooperation.
According to a report by Prensa Latina, Ventura and Rodríguez had a private meeting, followed by a bilateral meeting between the two delegations in which the foreign minister explained the pillars of the country's foreign policy, the regional situation, the decarbonization plan, the organization of the next preCOP (under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), among other bilateral and multilateral issues.
After being received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, Rodriguez Parrilla said a greeting to the beloved Costa Rican people and all the will to continue expanding and strengthening bilateral ties, which are historic and have enormous potential.
For his part, Ventura indicated that it was a meeting of political rapprochement and will make it possible to increase cooperation between us in very diverse areas; we hope it will increase in education, art and cinema and in other fields he added that this will have to be implemented because it is the desire of both parties to do so and it is very important and positive for both States.
On Monday Costa Rica and Cuba signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of education to promote and develop collaboration in areas of common interest, based on the principles of reciprocity and mutual benefit.
The document was signed in Casa Amarilla, headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, by the Minister of Public Education of Costa Rica, Edgar Mora, and the Cuban ambassador in San Jose, Danilo Sanchez, on behalf of the Ministry of Education of the Caribbean island and in the presence of the foreign ministers of both nations.
Rodríguez arrived in San José, Costa Rica's capital, last Sunday to carry out an intense agenda that included a tribute to José Martí in the National Park and meetings with members of Costa Rican popular organizations in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and with Cubans residing in this Central American nation.
Both meetings were characterized by the support of the participants to the Cuban revolutionary process and the condemnation of the new measures of the administration of the president of the United States against Cuba to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade unilaterally maintained by Washington against Havana for almost six decades.
The Cuban chancellor will speak today with deputies of the Costa Rica-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Legislative Assembly, on the third and last day of an official visit to this Central American nation.