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Teheran, Iran.-Cuba and Venezuela stood out among the extra-regional guests to the first meeting of parliamentary leaders of the Friend of Syria countries, held this week in the Iranian capital, Cuban diplomatic sources reported here today.
The invitation to the heads of delegations of the two Latin American countries along with the presidents of the Foreign Policy Commissions in the legislative bodies was interpreted as a deference, during a meeting convened by the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) of Iran.
Quito, Ecuador.-The Ecuadorian chapter of the Women''s International Democratic Federation lamented today the recent death of Cuban heroine Melba Hernandez.
Dear comrade Melba Hernandez leaves us an everlasting legacy, said the institution in a communique released here, expressing the deep sorrow of Ecuadorian women for the demise of the revolutionary fighter.
Santiago, Chile.-Cuba's First Vice President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said today that relations between his country and Chile have historic roots and hoped they will get a new boost under President Michelle Bachelet.
Díaz-Canel, who attended the inauguration ceremony of Bachelet yesterday, laid wreaths at the mausoleums of late President Salvador Allende and Communist leader Gladys Marin in the general cemetery of this capital.