"I Found Fidel in Very Good Spirits" said Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez
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- Politics and Government
- 06 / 21 / 2008
The Uruguayan President said that his talks with Fidel also focused on regional cooperation, alternative energy sources, given the increasing price of oil and the foreseeable exhaustion, in not a very far future, of that non-renewable resource.
The distinguished visitor also said that Latin American and Caribbean integration was also addressed in his meeting with Fidel Castro, since it is a process which, more than a long-time dream, is a crucial need in today´s globalized world, and which poses huge challenges impossible to be faced and countered by the countries in a separate way.
We also addressed climate change and imminent risks if our countries do not take immediate steps to control phenomena like green house gas emission, the destruction of the ozone layer and marine life, the melting of ice zones and desertification, which are currently threatening this planet and human race, said Tabare Vazquez.
Finally, the Uruguayan President said that in his conversation with Fidel, they considered bilateral relations, frame agreements already signed by both countries to enhance cooperation in sectors such as energy, tourism, the sugar industry and health.
President Tabare Vazquez arrived in Havana last Tuesday at the invitation of Cuban President Raul Castro for a five-day official visit that will conclude next Saturday.
We particularly spoke about the energy situation and the global food crisis, which is of strategic importance, and since it is so serious, it is at the center of concern of humankind, said Tabare and he noted that I saw Fidel as usual; he is very well informed and experienced.