La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers David Coquehuanca (Bolivia) and Felipe Perez Roque (Cuba) emphasized the common views underpinning the friendship between their two countries, during a meeting in La Paz on Thursday.
Perez Roque said he appreciated his warm reception and recognized the high quality of preparations for this First Inter-Ministerial Consultation Mechanism Meeting.
He expressed pleasure at Bolivia's rejection of the US commercial blockade imposed on the Island for over 45 years, which has cost the Caribbean economy about $86 billion and is the biggest obstacle faced by his country in its way to achieve development.
The diplomat said he also appreciated the clarity with which Bolivia condemned the US release of international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, while five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters remain in US prisons.
Cuba's top diplomat supported the Andean nation's right to recover sea access, and recognized the legitimacy of its claim in defense of coca farming, a thousand-year-old activity of great cultural importance.
Perez Roque arrived in this city today on a tight working agenda that includes attending a gathering of solidarity with the Island and inauguration of a hospital donated by Cuba.