receives President of Congo
General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils
of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon,
December 2, received the Honorable Denis Sassou
Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, who is
making an official visit to Cuba.
During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the
development of the countries 50-year relationship,
and reiterated their commitment to broadening and
strengthen ties. They also addressed issues on the
international agenda, in particular the challenges
presented by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Accompanying the distinguished visitor were Basile
Ikouébé, minister of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation, as well Pascal Onguemby, Congolese
ambassador in Havana.
participating on the Cuban side were Salvador Valdés
Mesa, a Council of State vice president; Bruno
Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Relations;
and Manuel M. Serrano Acosta, Cuban ambassador in
the Republic of Congo.