Presidents of Mexico and Cuba hold official meeting at the National Palace


octubre 17, 2019

With the aim of strengthening the bilateral relationship and promoting development cooperation, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received the official visit of his counterpart from Cuba, Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and his wife, Lis Cuesta Peraza, in Palacio National.

The chief executive and Dr. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller welcomed them and went to the ceremony in the Courtyard of Honor. Subsequently they held dialogues in private.

“Our peoples have always maintained brotherhood relationships, and even in the most difficult moments we have known how to respect each other and be true friends,” said the president in his social networks.

Prior to the meeting, the president said that the visit would endorse the foreign policy tradition of respect for the Cuban people, their independence, their right to self-determination

During the morning press conference they said they would talk about cooperation for development in health, education and sports.

On behalf of the Cuban delegation, they attended:

• Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
• Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment.
• Raúl García Barreiro, Minister of Energy and Mines.
• Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, advisor to the president.
• Pedro Núñez Mosquera, Cuban ambassador to Mexico.
• Eugenio Martínez Enriquez, general director of Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Ernesto Soberón Guzmán, General Director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad.

The official delegation of Mexico was composed of:

• Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
• Rocío Nahle García, Secretary of Energy.
• Lázaro Cárdenas Batel, Coordinator of Advisors of the Presidency of the Republic.
• Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga, Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean.
• Miguel Díaz Reynoso, Mexican ambassador to Cuba.
• Galia Borja Gómez, treasurer of the Federation.
• Francisco Garduño Yáñez, commissioner of the National Migration Institute
• Laura Elena Carrillo Cubillas, executive director of Amecxid.
• Salim Ali Modad González, general director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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