Saturday, November 29, 2008

Russian President Met with Fidel Castro before Concluding his Visit to Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 29 (ACN) The President of the Russian Federation Dimitri Anatolievich Medvedev met with Fidel Castro before concluding his working visit to Cuba on Friday. He described as very interesting his meeting with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.

In statements to reporters before leaving Cuba from the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in the locality of Varadero, Medvedev said he was very pleased and happy with his visit and with the meetings he held with Cuban authorities; such talks served to outline upcoming joint work by both countries, he said.

Dimitri Medvedev said that a new bilateral accord will be waiting for President Raul Castro when he visits Russia.

The Russian Head of State, accompanied by President Raul Castro, laid a wreath at the Mausoleum of the Soviet Internationalist Soldiers in Havana, on Friday morning and later he met with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro. In the afternoon, Medvedev visited Varadero tourist center, in central Matanzas province from where he departed for Russia.

Present at the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport were Cuba’s First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura; the president of the Matanzas Provincial Peoples Assembly Nilo Diaz Fundora and other local authorities.

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