Cuba and Belarus Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Havana, Cuba, Feb 23.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla met on Tuesday in Minsk with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to analyze the state of bilateral relations and discuss ways to strengthen cooperation.

Prensa Latina new agency reports that both sides agreed on the need to retake projects, including those related to joint production mainly in the areas of transportation and biotechnology, among others.

After sending greetings to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and to President Raul Castro, Lukashenko noted that Cuba is one of his country's main partners in Latin America.

Rodriguez Parrilla passed on greetings from the Cuban president and again congratulated Lukashenko for his re-election during last December 19th presidential vote.

The diplomat pointed out that Belarus is a strategic ally of Cuba in the international arena and added that the current excellent bilateral political discussions will allow both nations to develop scientific, cultural and economic projects.

Rodriguez Parrilla began last Thursday a tour around some European countries with stops in Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, where he has held meetings with his counterparts and other authorities. (acn).


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