Brazilian Training Ship Arrives in Havana
On the north pier of Sierra Maestra Terminal, in Havana´s bay, Captain Augusto Flavio Rocha Viana, commander of the ship and its crew were greeted by Captain Enrique Gómez Ferrer, on behalf of the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (MGR).
Also welcoming the visitors was Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Havana Vilmar Coutinho.
Following the ceremony, the ship commander visited MGR chief, Rear Admiral Carlos Duque Ramos, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.
Rocha Viana told reporters it is an honor that the first ship visit to Cuba coincides with a very important date for the Caribbean island, as is the celebration of 57 anniversary of the attacks on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Garrisons.
He said also that this was the warmest welcome he has received during his tour, which included seven Latin American countries, following his departure from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last June 5.
The ship's officers also presented salute to local civilian authorities at the headquarters of the Provincial Assembly of the People’s Power.
The modern warship, 130 meters long, 13 meters wide and 32 tall, may be visited by the population on July 27 and 28 between two and five afternoon.
Aboard the ship, there is an exhibition of 70 pictures celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the city of Brasilia (April 21, 1960), as well as the successes of the navy of the South American nation and its challenges on oil exploration.
Source: Radio Rebelde