Cuban First Vice President Concludes Tour of Africa and India

New Delhi, Mar 25 (Prensa-Latina) – Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, concluded today in India a tour that took him prior to South Africa, Angola and Namibia.

After two days in Beijing to attend the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Hamid Ansari, Diaz-Canel travelled to Havana.

During a stay here less than 48 hours, the Cuban leader met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Sushma Swaraj, Foreign minister and Vice President Ansari.

In other activities chatted with figures of political, economic and social life of the South Asian nation.

Just fulfill 55 years of diplomatic relations and our ties envision a promising future in various areas, Diaz-Canel told Prensa Latina.

The other members of the Cuban delegation, the Director General for Bilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Peñalver, and the director of Asia and Oceania Foreign Ministry, Miguel Angel Ramirez, and ambassador in Delhi, Abelardo Cueto, also highlighted the contribution that gives this visit to Cuba ties -India.

In return for such expressions, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that these are ‘historical and marked by cooperation relations, understanding and convergence of interests on global issues’.

India was among the first nations to recognize the Revolutionary Government of Cuba in January 1959.

Both countries are founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and have a high level of agreement at the United Nations and other international and multilateral organizations.

This was the highest level of a leader of the island to India from October 1983, when then president and historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, attended here a summit of Non-Aligned Countries.