Raul Castro Receives Former US President James Carter

Raul Castro Receives Former US President James CarterHavana, Mar 30. -Cuba's President Raul Castro received James Carter, as part of the private visit the former U.S. president is making at the invitation of the local government.

Raul Castro and Carter talked over current international issues and the state of relations between both their nations, according to a press release read on Cuban television.

The host leader reiterated Havana's willingness to start a dialogue with the U.S. Government about any subject, but on equal footing without any conditioning and under absolute respect to independence and sovereignty.

Carter was accompanied by his wife, Rosalyn Carter, and Jennifer McCoy, director of the America Program of the Carter Center. For the Cuban side, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez attended the afternoon meeting. (PL)