Syria and Cuba strengthen relations
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- Middle East
- Politics and Government
- 01 / 21 / 2010
Syrian First Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Miqdad, and Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister for Africa, Middle East and Asia Marcos Rodriguez Costa, analyzed the good level of relations during talks held in Damascus.
Rodriguez, who visited Egypt before where ratified the Caribbean island's support for the Arab cause and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)'s principles, will hold meetings with Syrian government, political and social leaders.
Sources from the Cuban embassy in Damascus told Prensa Latina that the deputy minister will examine links between both nations in separate meetings with Vice President Farouq Al-Sharaa, and Information Minister Mohsen Bilal.
Also on the list is holding talks with the Syrian Workers and Farmers Association's director Osama Adi, also president of the Syria-Cuba Friendship Association, as well as radio, television and state SANA agency's authorities.
Before arriving in Damascus, Rodriguez talked in El Cairo with Arab League general secretary Amr Moussa, about a memorandum of understanding and cooperation, and praised that organization's permanent interest for the situation in Latin America and, particularly, for Cuba.
Rodriguez described as "very productive and positive" his stay in Egypt, where he also talked with Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, as part of inter-ministerial consultations and reviewed the state of relations.
Rodriguez also exchanged points of view about several bilateral issues, among them the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, NAM revitalization, UN reform, and climate change after the failure of the Copenhagen Summit.