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Michelle Bachelet
President Michelle Bachelet received Alejandro Gómez, Cuban deputy minister of foreign affairs, with whom she reviewed the positive state of bilateral relations and exchanged views on Latin America.

Giraldo Mazola, Cuban ambassador to Chile, and Jaime Tohá, that of Chile in Cuba, attended the meeting, described as pleasant and cordial.

Deputy Minister González informed Prensa Latina that during the conversation Bachelet inquired after the state of health of Cuban President Fidel Castro and wished him a swift recovery.

González headed a delegation here that participated in the 3rd meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism between Chile and Cuba, in which the South American country was represented by Alberto Van Klaveren, undersecretary of foreign relations.

The two sides discussed a wide-ranging agenda that covered political, economic, commercial, cultural, cooperative, educational, and scientific and technological areas.

A communiqué from the Chilean Foreign Ministry noted that the political dialogue between the delegations took place in a comprehensive and cordial atmosphere and that there was consensus in maintaining the annual meetings of the bilateral consultation mechanism.

Subsequently, González addressed a group of executives at the 3rd Chile-Cuba Business Forum, highlighting Cubas political will to have good trade relations with Chile.

Alex Thiermann, international president of the Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism; Manuel Valencia, director of PROCHILE; Manuel Feliú, president of the Chile-Cuba Business Forum; and Ambassadors Mazola and Tohá also spoke at that meeting.

Source: Granma International

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