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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified this Friday the will to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Portugal in the framework of the official visit to the Iberian nation, which will last until this Sunday.


President of Cuba arrives in Portugal on an official visit

"On behalf of Cuba, we reiterate the will to deepen economic-commercial, investment and cooperation relations, in sectors where Portuguese and Cuban companies already work, as well as explore new areas for mutual benefit," said the Cuban president after holding a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

In this sense, Díaz-Canel expressed the hope that this visit "contributes to the expansion of bilateral relations, uninterrupted for 104 years and which today show not only the maturity that affection and time have given them, but also solidity." indispensable for its continuity into the future”.

"This is his home and the home of all Cubans," the Portuguese head of state told his Antillean counterpart, with whom he held a private meeting at the National Palace in Belen, the president's residence.

Prior to the press conference, the presidents inaugurated a bust of the National Hero of Cuba, José Martí, in the Plaza de la Alegría, located in the capital of the European nation, Lisbon.

In that space, friends of solidarity with the Latin American nation gathered, who demanded the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the Government of the United States for more than 60 years.

Likewise, the Cuban president and his delegation laid a wreath at the tomb of the poet Luis Vas de Camões, located in the Jerónimos Monastery.

In turn, Díaz-Canel was received in the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal by its president, Augusto Santos Silva, in a meeting in which leaders of political parties and members of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba also participated.

This stay constitutes the first state visit made by a Cuban president to Portugal and demonstrates the will of the Government of the island to promote bilateral relations with the European country.

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