Cuban Foreign Minister Begins Bolivia Visit

Cuban Foreign Minister Begins Bolivia Visit La Paz, Feb 2. – Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday for a two-day official visit aimed at strengthening bilateral links.

The Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca, Cuban Ambassador Rafael Dausa, and other Cuban diplomats welcomed Rodriguez at the El Alto international airport.

Rodriguez' agenda today includes meeting with Bolivian President Evo Morales at the government palace, talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the signing of a joint declaration with Choquehuanca, and later giving a lecture.

Along with representatives from the Plurinational State and Bolivian social organizations, the visitor will attend a political-cultural celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela at a school's coliseum in La Paz.

Rodriguez, who is accompanied by Maria Elena Ruiz, director of the Latin American department at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, will also meet with groups of diplomats, internationalist physicians and teachers who are working in Bolivia.

On Thursday, the Cuban foreign minister will visit a community general hospital and an ophthalmologic center where the island's health professionals work.

As a culmination of the visit, Rodriguez will visit a rehabilitation center for people with physical limitations, a product of the Moto Mendez Solidarity Mission, and receive members of the Parliamentary Friendship League and the Cuba Solidarity Movement.

The Cuban foreign minister's visit comes a little over three months after the 4th Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism, held in Havana in October.(Prensa Latina)