Japanese parliamentary leader recalls friendship with Cuba

Tokyo, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the House of Representatives of Japan Akamatsu Hirotaka recalled on Thursday his relation with Cuba, which dates from 2010, reported a diplomatic source.

At a meeting with Hirotaka, Cuban Ambassador Miguel Ramirez acknowledged again his decisive support to the progress of relations between Tokyo and Havana, about to celebrate their 90th anniversary.

Hirotaka recalled his reception to Vice President of the Council of Ministers Roberto Morales, during his visit to Japan in late October to participate in the Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito

In this sense, both agreed on the need to promote new high-level visits to keep on strengthening Tokyo-Havana political talks.

Hirotaka ratified his support to the Cuban claim for the end of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States, a position that the Japanese government has consistently held for more than two decades.

Japan and Cuba established diplomatic relations on December 21, 1929, specified the source.


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