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Raul Castro, Lula Meet

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Lula realiza visita a Cuba. Foto: AIN

Cuba´s President Raul Castro held a working meeting with the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is visiting the island.

During their Tuesday night meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on the excellent state of relations between their two nations, and talked about different international issues.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca, and Brazilian Ambassador Jose Eduardo Martins attended the meeting, Cuba’s nightly TV news program reported.

The former South American statesman, who was received at the capital´s Jose Marti Airport on Tuesday by the Cuban foreign minister, has visited this country four times as president, most recently in February 2010.

Brazil and Cuba have excellent bilateral relations in cooperation, economy and trade, health, and training, among other areas.

Brazil has historically voted in the UN for Cuba´s resolution against the U.S. economic, financial and trade blockade against the island.