Cuba and Peru ratified the good state of their friendly relations and the cooperation that exists between the two Latin American nations, in the context of a visit by president Ollanta Humala to the Cuban capital.

During his stay in Havana on February 18, the Peruvian leader had official talks with his counterpart, Raul Castro, after paying tribute at the memorial to Antillean independence figure and Cuba’s National Hero, Jose Marti, at the Revolution Plaza.

Cuba and Peru ratified the good state of their friendly relations and the cooperation that exists between the two Latin American nations, in the context of a visit by president Ollanta Humala to the Cuban capital.At the meeting both presidents conversed about the state of bilateral relations and agreed that there was mutual goodwill to continue strengthening the historic ties that unite the Cuban and Peruvian people.

They also touched on current regional and international issues.

In a statement made at the Jose Marti International Airport, Humala emphasized interest in expanding bilateral trade, saying that a delegation from the Peruvian business community would soon come to Cuba to explore opportunities.

He spoke of the importance of deepening cooperation in areas such as health, education and sport, given that Peru will host the XVIII Pan-American Games in 2019.

Humala described the announcement of the visit to Cuba by Barack Obama, scheduled for March 21-22, as positive and stated that it would be an historic moment in bilateral relations.

In conversation with the press, the President of Peru called for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has imposed on Cuba for more than half a century.

This was Humala’s second visit to Cuba as Head of State, having previously participated in the II Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac in Spanish) in Havana in January 2014.

Shortly before becoming president of his country on July 28, 2011, the leader visited Cuba as part of a regional tour, during which he met President Raul Castro for the first time.

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