[:es]Malta, Cuba to Expand, Deepen Their Relations[:]


La Valeta, Jun 16 .-Malta and Cuba agree on the need to broaden and deepen their relations beyond the political, diplomatic and economic spheres.


The reciprocal will to walk towards new horizons in the bonds between both nations was a central theme of the conversation held yesterday by José Carlos Rodríguez, the island’s new ambassador in this European country, with its president, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, to whom he delivered his Credential Letter.

During the cordial exchange, which was extended more than usual in similar situations, both parties valued positively the level reached by the political and friendship ties developed between the two countries for more than four decades, while coinciding in the motivation to undertake new initiatives.

In this regard, they agreed on the need to take concrete steps to strengthen ties in all fields, including others such as culture and public health, which contribute to a better knowledge and understanding among peoples.

Rodriguez thanked the president for Malta’s support every year, to the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in favor of the cessation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, and the role of this country in the construction of better relations between the European Union (EU) and the Island.

Later, in the speech before the new ambassadors, among whom were also those from Spain, Guatemala and Lebanon, the Head of State assured that Malta will continue to give its full support to the elimination of the US blockade and contributing to the expansion of relations of the EU with the Caribbean nation.

He also expressed that he received with enthusiasm the proposal of the Cuban ambassador to promote an active collaboration between the respective capitals, Havana and Valletta, whose historic centers were declared World Heritage by Unesco.


(Prensa Latina)