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On the afternoon of May 5, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received compañero Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, on an official visit to Cuba.
In a fraternal atmosphere, both leaders expressed their satisfaction with the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries, and discussed the integration process underway across Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as issues on the international agenda.
The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Guillaume Jean Sebastien Long and Pamela Morcillo Ortiz, ministers of Foreign Relations and Sports, respectively; Patricio Barriga, national secretary of Communication; René Alberto Ramírez Gallegos, secretary for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; and Fabián Solano Moreno, Ecuadoran ambassador to Cuba.
Participating on the Cuban side were Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz; Antonio Eduardo Becali Garrido, president of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER); and Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz.
Following the meeting, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz presented compañero Rafael Correa Delgado with the José Martí Order awarded by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba.
Later that evening Raúl, accompanied by Party Political Bureau members Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, bid farewell to President Correa at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.