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Raúl receives François Hollande

Raul y HollandeThe first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, received the most excellent Mr. François Hollande, former President of France, visiting our country on the occasion of celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Havana.

During the cordial meeting, both parties expressed satisfaction given the positive state of their countries’ bilateral relations, based on traditional bonds of friendship shared by the peoples of Cuba and France. The Army General highlighted the support France has provided in the fight against the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States government on Cuba.

The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Jean-Pierre Bel, former president of the French Senate, and Patrice Paoli, French ambassador to Cuba.

On the Cuban side, the First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina González also participated.




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