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Windhoek, Namibia.-Minister of Food Industry of Cuba, María del Carmen Concepcion, arrived on an official visit to Namibia, where she will remain until Sunday, a diplomatic source said. Concepcion completes an invitation from the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the African nation, Bernard Essau.
The Cuban minister described as essential this opportunity as it will allow 'not only to boost the already strong historic ties of friendship between the two peoples, but also the trade-economic relations'. During her stay in Namibia, the also member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba will visit facilities of important economic sectors such as beef production and processing of fish in the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
Moscow, Russia.-The primate of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) Kiril, and Pope Francis, will conduct dialogues in Havana on February 12th, confirmed today Metropolitan Hilarion, head of external relations of the ROC.
The two dignataries will meet in the Jose Marti international airport, in Havana, during the stop of Francis en route to Mexico, and will sign a joint statement, the source added.
Paris, France.-Cuban President, Raul Castro, and UNESCO''s Director General, Irina Bokova, stressed here today the excellent progress of relations between the Caribbean nation and that institution.
I want to congratulate the Cuban president for the ongoing transformation process and opening, Bokova said during a bilateral meeting at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).