Peruvian President-Elect Ollanta Humala Arrived in Cuba
- Submitted by: manso
- 07 / 19 / 2011
2011.07.19 - 09:18:24 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu. Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala was welcomed at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by the cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
HAVANA, Cuba.- Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Havana early on Tuesday morning for a working visit at the invitation of Cuban president Raul Castro.
Humala, who concludes in Cuba an international tour that included visits to Venezuela, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Mexico, was welcomed at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport by the island’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.
“I come to visit a sister nation,” Humala told reporters before confirming that he will meet with Raul Castro to discuss an open agenda.
Peru and Cuba established diplomatic relations on May 13, 1869, and after a 12-year breaking-off in 1960, the diplomatic links were re-established on July 8, 1972.
The two countries currently have cooperation programs, mainly in the sectors of health, education and sports.
Today, almost 1,180 Peruvian youths are studying in Cuba while 627 have graduated from higher education centers of the Caribbean country. (ACN)