He also met with members of the solidarity movement with the Caribbean island, during which he discussed the “creative resistance of the people against Covid-19 and the impact of the US blockade,” according to a message tweeted by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
The text adds that the Cuban president visit to this country takes place in the context of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations based on respect, solidarity, and cooperation for the benefit of both peoples.
As part of his work agenda here, Diaz Canel will hold talks with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and carry out other exchange activities in order to strengthen economic and political ties.
The Cuban president arrived in Türkiye from Russia, where he met with President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials, with whom he analyzed the mutual-cooperation plan until 2030 and other aspects of the bilateral relations.
He previously visited Algeria, an Arab nation where he held conversations with President Abdelmajid Tebboune about alliances related to fuel supply, the interest in developing medicines and vaccines, and the holding of a session of the Joint Commission in Havana in 2023.
The Cuban delegation also consists of Deputy Prime Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas and Alejandro Gil, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca, and Energy and Mines Minister Vicente de la O.