Cuba s Vice President Raul Castro met with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki, who is officially visiting the island with members of his government, it was informed in this capital on Tuesday.
Raul Castro and Mottaki exchanged in Havana Monday on international issues of mutual interest and expressed their intention of strengthening the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in the current international situation, Granma newspaper reported.
Both parties also reviewed the development of bilateral relations and agreed deepening economic and collaboration ties. The Iranian minister also talked with Raul Castro about his country s situation.
The encounter was attended by Cuban Executive Secretary of the Council of Ministers Carlos Lage Davila and Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, while the Iranian group included Hamidreza Aji Babaei, member of that country s Parliament, and Ahmad Edrisian, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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