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Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo met with Pacific Islands Leaders
Esteban Lazo with the president of KiribatiThe meeting took place after the opening session of the First Ministerial Meeting of Cuba and the Pacific Islands in Havana. Lazo called the encounter “historic” and said it “will lay the foundations for our relations.” He noted that both Fidel and Raul Castro put much importance on this First Ministerial Meeting, reported Granma newspaper.

The vice president expressed appreciation for the support shown towards Cuba after being hit by two hurricanes in less than ten days.

Lazo exchanged criteria with the two Pacific leaders on the challenges posed by climate change for the island nations.

Also present during the talks were Fernando Remirez de Estenoz, member of the Communist Party Secretariat; Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque; and vice Foreign ministers, Yiliam Jimenez and Marcos Rodriguez.


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