Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 28, the honorable Matteo Renzi, President of Italy’s Council of Ministers, who is making an official visit to Cuba.
The two leaders held a cordial encounter, discussing the positive development of bilateral relations and expressing their intention to broaden economic cooperation and strengthen academic and cultural exchanges. They additionally addressed several issues of current interest internationally.
Accompanying the distinguished guest were Carlo Calenda and Mario Giro, deputy minister of Economic Development and undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, respectively; as well as Italy’s ambassador in Cuba, Carmine Robustelli.
Participating on the Cuban side were Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment; Marcelino Medina González and Rogelio Sierra Díaz, interim minister and deputy minister of Foreign Relations, respectively; as well as the country’s ambassador in Italy; Alba Soto Pimentel.