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Friday, June 15, 2012
Cuban, Indian Foreign Ministers Hold Talks in Havana
Havana, Cuba, Jun 15.- Cuban and Indian Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodríguez and S.M. Krishna, respectively, met in Havana city to boost cooperation between the two nations.
Both diplomats highlighted the importance of developing the bonds between Cuba and India in fields like sports, energy, biotechnology, informatics and others.
Krishna recalled a visit to India by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro in the 1980s and said Fidel is a legend in that country where over one billion people live.
He said his country holds Cuba in high esteem because of the help given in sports, and expressed his condolences for the recent death of Cuban three-time Olympic and World champion boxer Teofilo Stevenson.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez thanked India for its solidarity for over half a century and its support in the international arena, for an immediate lifting of the US economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba.
The Cuban FM said both countries share the vision of a more democratic United Nations and expressed Cuba’s support to India to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Krishna paid homage to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti earlier in the day with a floral wreath. He will meet with several Cuban authorities and visit places of interest. (ACN)