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Argentinean President will hold official talks with Raul Castro
The program of her visit begins on Monday morning when she is to pay tribute to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Fernandez de Kirchner will place a floral wreath at the monument dedicated to the Cuban independence hero at the Revolution Square in Havana.

Later in the day, the official welcoming ceremony will take place at the Palace of the Revolution and then she will hold official talks with Raul Castro. Afterwards, she will attend the signing of several cooperation accords between Cuba and Argentina.

On Tuesday, she will offer a master lecture at the Main Hall of the University of Havana and she will meet with the President of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament), Ricardo Alarcon.

The Argentinean leader was welcomed on Sunday at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and by representatives of Argentina’s embassy in Havana.

Her stay in Cuba until next January 21st will contribute to strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation that characterize relations between the two governments and peoples.

Cristina Fernandez is being accompanied by a delegation made up of government officials, legislators and entrepreneurs.

Relations between Cuba and Argentina were re-established on May 29, 1973. Both countries maintain cordial political and diplomatic links. Some 330 Argentinean professionals have graduated from Cuban educational institutions, 231 of them from medical schools.

(Juventud Rebelde)

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