Two souls marked with the most intense effort

“Our ties are of a historical nature, based on the foundations of a family, cultural and solidarity character; His visit will undoubtedly allow us to further deepen these relations.” With this statement, the Vice-President of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdes Mesa, welcomed the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Victor Torres Perez, from the Revolution Palace on Monday.

Greetings from the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and the President of the Republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, were conveyed by the host, who arrived on February 4 in the Greater Antilles in accordance with a working visit.

Also, a member of the Politburo explained to the President of the Government of the Canary Islands that his arrival comes in a rather difficult context for the Caribbean country, which is facing situations such as the tightening of the blockade, the impact of which increased the coup. for the world and for Cuba, this meant the COVID-19 pandemic.

The spread of the virus that Salvador Valdez Mesa warded off severely damaged the international economy, a reality that has affected the island, he said, subject to more than 200 additional measures implemented by the Trump administration that remain in place. On this occasion, the presenter recalled that the main obstacle to the full development of Cuba, a country that does not stop its efforts, is indeed the blockade.

Valdes Mesa also spoke about the importance of strengthening trade relations between Cuba and the Canary Islands.

For his part, the Prime Minister of the Canary Islands spoke about progress and joint action in areas such as tourism, or for purposes such as the development of clean energy. He defined the results of these hours as “various supports”. And among his pleasures, he mentioned that he was at Casa Canaria in Havana and also talked to many Canarians in different parts of the Greater Antilles.

Ángel Victor Torres Pérez considered the economic, commercial and financial siege that Cuba is experiencing to be something that “has no reason to exist”; and at another point in the dialogue he expressed himself: “We are islanders, both of them; we live surrounded by water; we are small compared to continental territories”; We have, according to him, great difficulties, “everything costs us much more.”

The President of the Government of the Canary Islands was accompanied by the Spanish Ambassador to Cuba, Ángel Martin Peccis; Deputy Minister of Communications of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ricardo Pérez González; and Manuel Rodríguez Santana, Director of the Immigration Service of the same authority.

Present from the Cuban side were Angel Villa Hernandez, Acting Director of the Bilateral Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Gisela Garcia Rivera, Director for Europe and Canada, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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