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Cuba and Bolivia ratify interest in strengthening bilateral relation

Havana, Feb 12 ( Prensa Latina) Cuba and Bolivia ratified their interest in strengthening their bilateral ties during a meeting held today between Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and his counterpart from the Plurinational State, Celinda Sosa on a visit to the Caribbean island.

Rodriguez and Sosa described as excellent the state of relations and brotherhood between the two nations.

The Cuban Foreign Minister thanked the Andean country for its support to the Cuban presidency of the Group of 77 and China, the attendance of Bolivian President Luis Arce to the summit of the regional body in Havana in September 2023, and its support to Cuba in its struggle against the U.S. blockade.

Rodriguez also ratified the confidence that both governments and peoples will continue to work together as part of the integration mechanisms to which they belong.

Sosa assured that Arce’s cabinet seeks to broaden and strengthen the alliance with the Caribbean island within the framework of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of the Americas – People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP).

The Bolivian Foreign Minister also thanked the island for its historical cooperation that has benefited thousands of Bolivian fellow citizens.

Sosa denounced the unilateral sanctions of the U.S. blockade against Cuba, which are rejected by the international community, she said.

In the dialogue, the parties evaluated the progress of the final agreements reached last year during the 8th Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism.

On that occasion, both countries evaluated their positions on relevant issues in the international context, and reviewed common approaches in the political, cooperation, environmental, educational, cultural, health, sports, economic-commercial, consular and migratory fields.

This Monday’s meeting was also attended by the general director of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex), Eugenio Martinez and the director of South America in that organization, Carlos de Cespedes, and the Minrex specialist, Jorge Nestor Lamadrid.

Sosa was accompanied by the Bolivian Ambassador in Cuba, Yeshica Crespo, the Foreign Minister’s advisor, Lourdes Aldana, and the Counselor Minister appointed for the Bolivian Embassy in Havana, Freddy Auza.

As part of her work agenda in the Caribbean island, the Bolivian Foreign Minister laid a wreath this morning in front of the Monument to the National Hero of Cuba, Jose Marti, in the capital’s memorial that extols his work.

During her stay in the capital, Sosa will give a lecture at the University of Havana, on the Bolivian experience regarding the ‘Industrialization and the Economic Social Community Productive Model’.

Celinda Sosa assumed the post of Chancellor last November, becoming the first indigenous woman to occupy that high responsibility in the Andean nation.

The distinguished visitor arrived at the Jose Marti International Airport yesterday and was received by the Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (Minrex) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Eugenio Martinez.

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