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Mexican President for Stronger Relations with Cuba

Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Felipe Calderon expressed here on Wednesday his government’s interest in bringing relations with Cuba to the highest level at the start of his two-day visit to Cuba.

“We want to broaden trade and investment between Cuba and Mexico,” Calderon told journalists upon arriving at the Jose Marti international airport, where he was welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra.

“We are interested in cooperating in health, education, culture and sports, as well as in bilateral exchanges in energy, “said Calderon on his first visit to Cuba.

“My visit is due mainly to the friendship and brotherhood existing between the two peoples,” he said.

He announced that in a meeting to be held with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, they will also discuss regional and international issues and others pertaining bilateral relations.

After expressing with certainty that his visit will be successful, Calderon said Mexico and Havana are in a new phase of bilateral links, thanks to the firm willpower of governments, despite the logical difference of points of view.

The common topics and purposes make us strengthen this relation, he said. Calderon is expected to travel to Haiti tomorrow before attending the 6th Summit of the Americas, a meeting scheduled for April 14-15 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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