Bolivia's President Evo Morales was on an official visit to Cuba during which he advocated with his peer, Miguel Diaz-Canel, for strengthening bilateral relations and expanding cooperation in several areas.
Morales is the second president to visit the island since Diaz-Canel was elected the President of the Councils of State and Ministers on April 19, replacing Raul Castro.
According to the Bolivian president, his stay yesterday in Cuba has as one of the priorities to boost the integration process in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We came to discuss several issues of a commercial and integration nature, to resume the agenda of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Morales told the press after paying tribute to Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, in the homonymous memorial.
Later, Morales toured with Diaz-Canel facilities of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in Havana.
The visitor learned there about the scientific progress in the Caribbean nation and the development of the biotechnology industry, also conceived for international demands.
Then, during a news conference, he referred to his meeting with Diaz-Canel, about whom he said he is a democratically elected president and does not need any recognition of foreign powers.
Morales took the opportunity to thank Cuba once again for its solidarity in the area of social justice, with education and health programs, including Operation Miracle project, which has returned the sight to more than 700,000 Bolivians.
He affirmed that he will do everything possible to keep alive the integration processes in Latin America and the Caribbean, which he considered a mandate of the peoples.
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