On his Twitter account, the head of State described as “very pleased to receive Abdelhak Saihi, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform of Algeria, who is in Cuba heading a large delegation,” and assured that “we continue to specify everything that was agreed upon in our recent visit to that sister nation.”
In the same direction, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez tweeted on Diaz-Canel’s “fraternal welcome” to the Algerian representatives, and added that “they confirmed the potential to deepen ties in areas of common interest.”
On Monday, Diaz-Canel met with the Algerian minister and pointed out that his presence in Cuba in the initial months of the year demonstrates the entire mutual will to advance relations.
The president highlighted the development of the intergovernmental commission between both countries and a Business Forum, which will end on Tuesday in this capital.
At the meeting, Diaz-Canel recalled the high-level contacts he held during his visit to Algeria last December, pondered the understanding of Algeria’s top leaders about the current situation in Cuba, and underscored the scope and breadth of those talks.
The Algerian minister pointed out that he received instructions from his government to intensify activities during his stay in Havana, mainly in the business forum, which is why he already had meetings with trade, energy and foreign investment authorities.
He announced that these contacts include the ministers of Finance and Prices, and Public Health and the president of the Central Bank of Cuba, with the willingness to implement all the agreements reached during Diaz-Canel’s visit to Algeria.