Havana, Cuba.- The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, has met with Mr. Rui Costa dos Santos, Governor of the State of Bahia, who is participating in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2017.

According to Granma newspaper, the meeting was held yesterday afternoon and both sides highlighted ‘the close ties between Bahia and Cuba, marked by common historical and cultural roots, as well as the Cuban medical collaboration provided to the people of Bahia through the ‘More Doctors’ Program.

Costa dos Santos chairs the delegation of that Brazilian state that attends FIHAV 2017.

The visitor was accompanied during the meeting by Mr. Jacques Wagner, former Governor of the State of Bahia and current Secretary of Economic Development.

Minister of Public Health, Roberto Morales, and the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina, participated on the Cuban side.