Havana, Nov 10. – The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, held a fraternal, four-hour meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
In their meeting on Tuesday, both leaders recalled the beginning of exchanges that led up to the signing of the Cuba-Venezuela Integral Cooperation Agreement that, 10 years on, has strengthened the political, economic and social relations between both peoples, Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Fidel Castro congratulated Chavez on his warm and moving speech during the meeting held at the Havana International Conference Center, where the celebration of the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in mid-April 2011 was announced.
That month will also mark the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the Cuban Revolution's socialist character and the Bay of Pigs victory in 1961.
The Venezuelan president was pleased about visiting Fidel Castro again, and recounted the work of ministers from both countries for the re-launching on Monday of the Integral Cooperation Agreement for the 2010-2020 period, and his satisfaction at that emotional event.
Fidel Castro and Chavez exchanged opinions on the complex international situation, and expressed their conviction that relations between Havana and Caracas are an example of the fraternal ties between two revolutionary peoples fighting for a better destiny for all humanity.(Prensa Latina)