Raul Castro Meets South African President

Raul Castro Meets South African PresidentHavana, Dec 7. -Cuba's President Raul Castro held official talks with his South African peer Jacob Zuma at the Palace of the Revolution, in which they dealt with bilateral and international issues.

Cuba and South Africa for Better Economic Links
The visitor was awarded with the Jose Marti Order, the highest decoration given by Cuba.

After the protocol ceremony, the two presidents analyzed the excellent state of bilateral relations, expressing the common purpose to continue strengthening them, as well as discussed several international issues.

South African Foreign and Cooperation Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Cuban Vice President of the Council of State Esteban Lazo and acting Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina also attended the meeting.

Zuma traveled to Cuba with the aim of expanding relations with the Caribbean island, particularly on the economic and trade fields. The two countries enjoy very good political bonds since they established diplomatic relations in 1994. (Prensa Latina)