Cuban President begins official visit to Türkiye
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The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, arrived this Wednesday in Ankara, the capital of Türkiye, to develop an official agenda at the highest level of State and Government, on the third leg of his international tour.


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According to local press outlets, Díaz-Canel arrived in Türkiye around 03:00 (local time) at the invitation of his hosts and was received at the airport by the Minister of Commerce, Mehemet Mus, representing the Executive.

The Cuban president’s agenda includes a meeting with his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to exchange on bilateral political and economic priorities, especially related to the electro-energy sector.

“During these days we will be working intensely to strengthen economic and political ties that allow us to continue promoting the development of Cuba. In other words, to continue building the well-being horizon that we deserve,” Díaz-Canel had said on his Twitter account.

The visit, framed in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Cuba, will culminate on November 24, official sources say.

The Cuban president arrives from Russia, where he met with President Vladimir Putin and other senior leaders to design the mutual cooperation plan until 2030, discuss elements of the strategic alliance and issues on the international agenda.

Before that, he was in Algeria to talk with President Abdelmajid Tebboune about hydrocarbon supply projections, the collaborative development of medicines and vaccines, in addition to planning a session of the Mixed Commission in Havana for 2023.

The leader of the Caribbean nation is accompanied by Deputy Prime Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas and Alejandro Gil, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca and Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O.

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