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Cuban President Raul Castro received on Wednesday in Havana former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and former Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos.

The nightly national newscast emission Cuban television showed footage of the interview the Cuban leader with Spanish socialist politicians.

"During the cordial meeting issues of mutual interest of regional and international agenda were discussed, as well as the historical relations that bind the two nations," said a report of the news broadcast images.

On the first day of his stay in Cuba, Spanish politicians held meetings with Foreign Minister Rodriguez and Acting Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of the island, Antonio Carricarte.

The program of this visit was not announced previously, including the announcement on Thursday at a meeting with the press Rodríguez Zapatero. Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), who was prime minister of Spain between 2004 and 2011, arrived on Tuesday night to Havana for his first visit to the island.

A brief note from the Cuban Foreign Ministry disseminated at noon on Tuesday announced that Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez had reuido in the Chancellery with both political leaders visiting Cuba.

The note concludes that "the Cuban side, were present Rogelio Sierra Diaz, Deputy Foreign Minister Elio Rodríguez Perdomo, director of European and Canadian Foreign Ministry."

Source: Martí Noticias

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