Islamabad, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani President Arif Alvi said on Friday that his country wants to promote cooperation with Cuba in the fields of trade, economy, health and culture.
The Pakistani head of State met with outgoing Cuban Ambassador Gabriel Tiel, who visited him in Islamabad on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.
According to President Alvi, the two countries need to identify and explore areas where they can expand cooperation in trade and investments. He made emphasis on the parliamentary and cultural exchanges between the two nations.
For his part, Senate Vice President Saleem Mandviwalla expressed interest in strengthening parliamentary and economic-commercial relations with Cuba, at a meeting with the Cuban diplomat at the end of his five-year mission in Pakistan.
The two officials favored strengthening bilateral relations, particularly relations between the Pakistani Senate and Cuba’s National People’s Power Assembly.
Cuba and Pakistan established diplomatic relations in 1955, and they were further strengthened after the earthquake that shook this South Asian nation in 2005, when 2,564 Cuban health collaborators, including 1,463 physicians, members of the Henry Reeve Contingent, rendered their services to the Pakistani people.