Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Castro and Lula discussed the "excellent" relations between Cuba and Brazil

MADRID, 1 Jun. Cuba's President Raul Castro, and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has maintained a "working meeting" in Havana, which has praised the "excellent" bilateral relations , as recorded by a statement by Cuban Television. In this "cordial exchange," Castro and Lula have discussed also about "various issues of international politics", although the note, which echoed the diary 'Cubadebate', does not specify.

The Brazilian arrived in the afternoon of Tuesday (early Wednesday in Spain) at the Havana airport, where he was received by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez. Is expected to remain on the island until next Thursday. Lula has arrived in Cuba from the Bahamas, as part of an international tour then takes you to Venezuela, where he is scheduled to meet with President Hugo Chávez.

This is the first visit of the island since last January 1 when he handed over power to Dilma Rousseff, his political disciple. His previous visit in February 2010, coincided with the death of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo, after 85 days of hunger strike.

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