Cuba's FM Bruno Rodriguez Meets with His Belarusian Counterpart

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 22 (acn) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla met on Tuesday in Minsk with his Belarusian counterpart, Serguei Martinov, as part of a three-day official visit to this country.

Speaking to reporters, Rodriguez affirmed that his visit is an eloquent testimony of Cuba's support of the Belarusian State, and noted that bilateral relations between the two countries are a priority within Cuba's foreign policy.

According to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass, the Cuban diplomat expressed his gratitude to the Government of Belarus for its support in the struggle against the US economic, commercial, and financial blockade -- imposed against Cuba for more than 50 years-- by voting against it at the United Nations General Assembly.

Martinov pointed out that the support of Cuba to the Belarusian policy is very important in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

He added that both countries share very close positions regarding problems included on the international agenda, including matters of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Later on Tuesday, Rodriguez was scheduled to meet with President Alexandr Lukashenko.


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