Venezuela and Cuba strengthen their bilateral relations in the face of the US siege
The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the General of the Army and first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of that nation, Raúl Castro Ruz, received Monday night the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, on an official visit of the Venezuelan diplomat to the Habana.
During the meeting, the parties ratified the solid bilateral ties, said the Cuban leader through his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.
Junto al General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba, recibimos ayer en la noche al Canciller de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Monserrat. Ratificamos los sólidos vínculos que nos unen. #SomosCuba pic.twitter.com/YFImjumWdu
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) May 21, 2019
FM Arreaza highlighted the strengthening of relations between Venezuela and Cuba “as imperialism attacks us”.
Agradecemos al General de Ejército, Raúl Castro Ruz y al hermano Presidente @DiazCanelB, por recibirnos ayer. Les transmitimos el abrazo solidario del Presidente @NicolasMaduro. La relación entre Cuba y Venezuela se fortalece a medida que el imperialismo nos ataca. ¡Venceremos! pic.twitter.com/NBcXVIXokL
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) May 21, 2019
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Venezuela’s ambassador to Cuba, Adán Chávez, were also present at the meeting.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister traveled to the Habana on the occasion of the XVIII Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Treaty of Commerce of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP), which will be held this Tuesday with the participation of representatives of the member countries of this Latin American and Caribbean integration mechanism.
The threats to regional peace and security, and the solidarity and defense of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, will be among the driving themes of the agenda of this Political Council.