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Panama-Cuba parliaments satisfied
Panama and Cuba parliaments' top representatives inked a joint declaration, aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation in the most several spheres.

Cuban People's Power National Assembly (Parliament) President Ricardo Alarcon and his Panamanian counterpart Elias Castillo signed the document Thursday after concluding two-day sessions of the 11th Bilateral Inter-Parliamentary Group Meeting.

The Cuban delegation expressed gratitude for the Panamanian historic position of "supporting the island in the struggle for the unconditional lighting of the US-imposed economic, trade and financial blockade."

Both delegations energetically rejected such economic war and extra-territorial laws, whose strengthening materializes with new and constant aggressive and interference measures approved by the Bush government.

The Cuban parliamentary group recognized the Panamanian National Assembly support in the international drive for the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in that northern country for trying to thwart terrorist actions against the island.

Both representatives also denounced that the release in United States of self-confessed terrorist Luis Posada Carriles sets a dangerous precedent.

They termed excellent the course of the Operation Miracle free eye surgery program, whose results, noted the document, are much more effective since the opening of the "Omar Torrijos" Ophthalmologic Center in Veraguas, by surpassing 8,000 surgeries and research of over 10,000 low-income patients.

The inter-parliamentary commission agreed to meet again in 2008 in Cuba.

Source: By Leonel Nodal, Prensa Latina

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