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Cuban President visits Mexico to strengthen bilateral ties

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Documentary photo: AFP/VNA

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Mexico City, at the welcoming ceremony for the Cuban President and his wife at Campeche International Airport, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador affirmed that President Díaz-Canel is not only a distinguished guest, but also a a brother of his as well as of the Mexican people.

President Obrador emphasized that, over the past 60 years, Cuba has shown the world the indomitability of a people when considering national sovereignty to always exist alongside the right to self-determination. The Mexican leader appreciated Cuba’s support when it sent hundreds of doctors to Mexico to strengthen the shortage of medical staff in remote and remote areas of the country.

For his part, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel thanked President Obrador and the Mexican people for the warm welcome, considering it as an evidence to contribute to affirming solidarity with Cuba, where the people are facing difficulties. facing many difficulties from the consequences of natural disasters in the past time to the negative impact of embargo measures increasing.

Emphasizing the purpose of the fourth visit to Mexico, President Díaz-Canel said the two governments will review the results achieved in the past time, as well as jointly work out new directions to strengthen the relationship. bilateral relations for the benefit of both countries. The Cuban leader emphasized that during President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Cuba in May 2022, the two sides agreed to exchange medical experts working at medical facilities and research institutes in each country. Up to now, the implementation of this agreement has initially achieved positive results.

According to the Office of the President of Mexico, the highlight of this two-day visit schedule is the event that the President of Cuba will be awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican President – the highest award of the Mexican state for foreigners. , for his great contributions in strengthening relations between the two countries.

In addition to the official talks between the two sides scheduled for the afternoon of the same day, the Cuban President will visit the construction site of the Maya railway, where Mexico is expected to use marble imported from Cuba to fix the rails. . Construction began in mid-2020, the 1,460-kilometer Maya railway connecting five Southeast states including Yucatán, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Campeche, with a total investment of about $5.8 billion.

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