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Guatemalan Foreign Minister Gert Rosenthal Koenigsberger arrived in this capital Thursday on an official visit to the island at the invitation of his Cuban counterpart Felipe Perez Roque.

Besides a meeting between the two foreign ministries, Rosenthal will attend the Third Bilateral Cuba-Guatemala Meeting, reports Granma newspaper.

The Guatemalan delegation includes Minister of Education Maria del Carmen Acena Villacorta, and the vice ministers of the Office of Planning and Programming of the Presidency and the Ministry of Interior. Also traveling with the foreign minister are the president of the Permanent Human Rights Commission, and executives of other ministries and institutions.

During the meeting, Rosenthal and Perez Roque will review economic and commercial agreements with a focus on cooperation. They will also discuss about regional, multilateral and international issues.

The Guatemalan official will remain in Cuba until Saturday, May 5. During his stay he will also meet with other Cuban government leaders and visit places of historic and cultural interest.

Source: Escambray

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