HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 2 (ACN) The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, received this Monday afternoon the President of the Republic of Angola, His Excellency Mr. Joao Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, who is making an official visit to Cuba.
During the friendly meeting, the leaders agreed to highlight the excellent state of relations between the two countries, an expression of the historic friendship that unites the two peoples.
In addition, they reviewed the development achieved in bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of health, education and construction.
They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest on the international agenda.
The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Federico Manuel dos Santos e Silva Cardoso, Minister of State and Head of the President's Civil House; Manuel Domingos Augusto, Minister of Foreign Affairs; José César Augusto, Ambassador of Angola; Salviano de Jesús Sequeira, Minister of Defence; Augusto Archer de Sousa Mangueira, Minister of Finance; María do Rosario Braganca Sambo, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; Edeltrudes Gaspar da Costa, Minister and Director of the President's Office; and Víctor Manuel Rita da Fonseca Lima, Secretary for the President's Diplomatic and Cooperation Affairs.
On the Cuban side, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, vice-president of the Council of Ministers; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frías, minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, participated; Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, José Ramón Saborido Loidi, and Meisi Bolaños Weiss, ministers of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Higher Education and Finance and Prices, respectively; Esther Armenteros Cárdenas, ambassador to Angola, and Gisela García Rivera, director of Sub-Saharan Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.