Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on February 15, His Excellency Seyed Hasán Ghazizadeh Hashemi, minister of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who delivered a message to the Cuban leader on behalf of the Iranian President, Hasán Rouhaní.
During the cordial encounter the two dignitaries discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and their mutual interest in expanding them. They also highlighted the positive results of the recently concluded 16th session of the Cuba-Iran Intergovernmental Commission for Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation.
The distinguished visitor was accompanied by the honorable Kambiz Sheikh Hassani, Iranian ambassador to Cuba.
Participating on the Cuban side were Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a Council of Ministers vice president, and minister of Economy and Planning; as well as Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment.