The time in Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba.-Cuban President Raul Castro met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, this Monday morning in Alger, to discuss ways to strengthen political relations and boost bilateral trade.
In a report by the official Algerian news agency APS reads that both leaders spoke of the international situation in a meeting attended by Algerians Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Health, Ramtan Lamamra and Abdelmalek Budiaf, respectively.
Havana, Cuba.-The speaker of the Russian lower chamber of parliament or Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, is paying an official visit to Cuba on Monday, May 4, as both countries mark the 55th anniversary of the reestablishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.
Naryshkin is heading a delegation made up of lawmakers, experts and journalists who will participate at an international forum on Soviet Cooperation and Latin America during the Second World War, to take place May 5 in Havana.
The Duma speaker stressed the successful collaboration between Russia and Cuba and the traditional bonds of friendship between the two nations.
He also underscored the dynamic bilateral exchange over the past 20 years in diverse areas; however, Naryshkin regretted that bilateral commercial exchange fell by 12 percent in 2014, though he stressed that the parliaments of both nations can contribute to develop cooperation and take it to higher levels.
The Russian lawmaker said he was optimistic about the results of his visit, during which he will hold talks with Cuban Parliament president Esteban Lazo and he will attend the official ceremony for the 55 anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Havana and Moscow.
Havana, Cuba.-The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida told his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez his country seeks to strengthen relations with Cuba.
Kishida is the first Japanese FM to come to Cuba, a fact that makes him feel much honored, he said. ¨We will strengthen our bilateral relations with this visit¨ he said after his meeting with Minister Rodriguez.