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France and Cuba Reaffirm Willingness to Strengthen Bilateral Relation

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President Francois Hollande (France) and Raul Castro (Cuba) reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen the bilateral relations. “Today we are opening a new page in the links between the two countries,” said Hollande during a joint statement from the Elysee Palace.

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French President concludes successful visit to Cuba


Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz bid President François Hollande farewell at José Martí International Airport, yesterday May 12, thus concluding the French leader’s visit which began May 10. The trip marked an important milestone as the first by a French head of state to Cuba. After conversing briefly within the airport treminal, Raúl accompanied Hollande to his plane, which proceeded to Haiti, the President’s last stop on his Caribbean tour. Hollande thanked the Cuban leader for the “very useful” visit and predicted that many other Presidents would soon visit the island.