NEW YORK.-Along with his participation this Monday in the UN’s Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, held several bilateral meetings, as part of his collateral work agenda in this city.
After his speech in the high-level plenary dedicated to Mandela, Díaz-Canel met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, to exchange on bilateral relations and the cooperation that exists between the two countries in sectors such as health, research, education, medicines and medical technology.
The Iranian President took office in August 2013, and in September 2016 he made an official visit to Cuba, at which time he was received by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.
Díaz-Canel also spoke at the United Nations headquarters with Lenin Moreno, president of Ecuador, on topics of interest to both nations.
Further meetings are expected this afternoon.