Cuban FM on Intense Tour of Malaysia, Singapore

Cuban FM on Intense Tour of Malaysia, Singapore Singapore, Oct 15. -Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met with his counterparts from Malaysia and Singapore to discuss the current economic reforms in Cuba during a brief visit to those nations.

First in Kuala Lumpur and then in that city-state, the Cuban minister exchanged viewpoints on regional and global affairs, and promoted bilateral cooperation.

During his first visit to Malaysia since becoming president in March 2009, Rodriguez met with Prime Minister Najib Razak, and held official talks with Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.

Diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina the meeting made it possible to explore cooperation prospects in sectors such as energy, education, biotechnology, health, and sports.

Rodriguez also met with the Malaysian Cuba Friendship Association, one of the most active in Southeast Asia.

In Singapore, Rodriguez met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who thanked him for the hospitality shown to his delegation during an official visit to Cuba in November 2009.

Loong also wished success for the Cuban reforms, and expressed interest in increasing future cooperation, as confirmed in the meeting Rodriguez later held with his counterpart, George Yeo.

According to the Singaporean Foreign Ministry, both diplomats examined a series of regional and international issues, and paved the way for new exchanges.

As part of his visit, Rodriguez toured the Bedok Reserve, where Yeo, who is also a member of parliament, exchanged with his constituency. (Prensa Latina)