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Suriname president visits Cuba
Published on November 20, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse said upon his arrival in Havana on Sunday that Cuba has done that much for the world and that his small country needs to reciprocate its solidarity with the Cuban people.

In statements to reporters at the Antonio Maceo International Airport, Bouterse said that his people closely followed what happened in Cuba during the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 25, and he wished a fast recovery from the damage inflicted by the storm.

Communist Party Secretary in Santiago de Cuba, Lazaro Exposito, submitted to the Suriname president a report with information and images of the huge damage inflicted by Sandy but he noted that the eastern province will recover from the destruction.

Bouterse also met with a group of Surinamese youths who are taking medical courses in Santiago de Cuba. At present 65 students from Suriname are taking higher education courses on the island.

On Sunday, Bouterse met with Cuban president Raul Castro and, during the meeting, Castro expressed, on behalf of the Cuban government and people, his thankfulness for the solidarity of Suriname in the aftermath of the passage on Cuba by hurricane Sandy.

The two heads of state also expressed their satisfaction for the development of bilateral cooperation and friendship relations between their nations, and they also exchanged views on issues of regional and multilateral interest, according to Granma newspaper.

The Surinamese president was accompanied by his country’s foreign minister Winston Lackin; the secretary of the Council of State and Foreign Ministry director Michel Kerpens, as well as by Suriname’s ambassador to Cuba Ike Desmond Antonius.
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