Diaz-Canel received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, stay on the island of the Chancellor of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.

Together with Politburo member and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the President of Cuba expressed to the guest that he considered his visit an honor for himself. “And we hope that this is not the last,” he told him and conveyed to a high-ranking official an invitation to the president of this Southeast Asian country, Halima Yacob, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit the island.

Jacob and Xian sent their greetings to Diaz-Canel through their foreign minister, who at the same time extended an invitation to the head of state to visit Singapore and thus ensure the continued stay of Cuban leaders, including the prime minister. Manuel Marrero Cruz, October 2022.

Summing up his stay, which ended four days this Saturday, Foreign Minister Balakrishnan, who recalled that this year marks the 25th anniversary of official relations, commented on the meetings held with Antilles leaders and officials and the opportunity he had to take a walk and admire the beauty of the island and its inhabitants.

The territorial extent of Cuba is 150 times greater than that of my country, said the diplomat, who expressed his admiration for the Greater Antilles and its people, “for their determination, patriotism, innovative abilities and readiness to move forward, despite the tasks set.” this people is over 60 years old.

Welcoming Vivian Balakrishnan at the headquarters of the President of the Republic in the Palace of the Revolution, Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed the good development of bilateral relations.

He pointed out that this is confirmed by the intensity of high-level visits between the two countries and the active participation of the Singaporean business community in our country, with participation in important sectors such as the port – with the administration of the port and containers from the Mariel Special Development Zone – biotechnology and pharmaceutical, tourism .

Diaz-Canel also addressed Cuba’s current interim chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China, which, he said, we want to give active governance based on the challenges we face today. He cited the call to hold a G-77 plus China summit in Havana next September and Cuba’s interest in Singapore’s participation with a top-level delegation.

The reception of President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore was also attended by Mr. Gol Seng Hui, Executive President of GSH Corporation; Ms Tan Teng Teng Jolin, Director General for the Americas, Chancellery of Singapore; and Ms. Li Weiming, Deputy General Manager for the Americas.

From the Cuban side, together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Director General for Bilateral Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Angel Villa Hernandez; and Alberto Blanco Silva, Director for Asia and Oceania.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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