Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, thanked for the signs of solidarity and support for our country at a ceremony today at the headquarters of the Colombian Congress.
He explained on his Twitter account that the meeting officially established the Colombia-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group, which will help strengthen ties between the two nations.
In an emotional exchange with a group from the state representation #Cuba in #Colombia, were the first expressions of solidarity before the disaster in Matanzas, especially towards the victims’ relatives. We talked about new economic measures. We acknowledged the organization of the visit. pic.twitter.com/ZgbfeCqcY3
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) August 9, 2022
During his stay in Bogotá, the Foreign Minister also had an emotional exchange with a group from the Cuban State Mission in Colombia. He explained on his Twitter account that the first expressions of solidarity with the incident in Matanzas were towards the victims’ families in particular. They also discussed new economic measures.
Likewise, the recently incumbent President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, received Rodríguez Parrilla on Monday. During the meeting, the will to strengthen the deep cultural and historical ties between our peoples was reaffirmed, as the Foreign Minister explained on his Twitter account.
During the cordial meeting, Rodríguez Parrilla congratulated the President of Colombia on behalf of the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and reiterated Cuba’s interest in developing bilateral relations for the benefit of our peoples.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Greater Antilles, this also confirmed the unwavering will of our country in the search for peace in Colombia. Both highlighted the historical ties that unite Colombia and Cuba and current opportunities to expand exchanges in other areas of common interest.
The Colombian President was accompanied by Vice President Francia Márquez; and Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva Durán, among other top officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On the Cuban side, the Deputy Minister of MINREX, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro; Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean Eugenio Martínez Enriquez; and the Ambassador of Cuba to Colombia, Javier Caamaño Cairo.
Earlier, the head of the island’s diplomacy had a fruitful meeting with the signatories of the final peace agreement with the FARC-EP and with representatives of Norway in its capacity as guarantors of the agreement, as well as Cuba.
Photo: Official Twitter account of Bruno Rodríguez