“Rwanda received us with hospitality and respect early Monday. We appreciate the warm reception offered by Vincent Biruta, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, upon our arrival in this African country,” Valdés Mesa wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
During the meeting, the Cuban vice president thanked Biruta and President Paul Kagame for participating in the G77+China Summit held in Havana in September and for Kagame’s speech in that forum.
The Cuban official conveyed a message and greetings from President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Rebel Army Commander José Ramón Machado Ventura, with whom Kagame maintained a cordial relationship during his visit to Cuba.
Biruta, in turn, stressed that this is the first high-level Cuban delegation to visit Kigali since the bilateral relations were established almost 50 years ago.
Valdés Mesa and his companion expect to visit the Genocide Memorial and meet with Senate authorities and Kagame.
The Cuban delegation includes First Deputy Public Health Minister Tania Margarita Cruz and Deputy Director General of Bilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), Ángel Villa.