HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Rodriguez held official talks in Tehran with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, as part of his tour of countries in the Middle East.
Rodriguez defended the strengthening of relations between Cuba and the Persian nation and the establishment of greater cooperation at the very heart of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries and other international organizations, the Tehran Times reports on its web site on Tuesday.
With regard to the hostility of the United States toward Cuba, he said that, one year after the arrival of Barack Obama to the presidency of that country, no significant changes have occurred in Washington’s policy toward the island.
For his part, Mottaki declared himself to be in favor of the strengthening of relations of friendship between Tehran and Havana, and underlined the priority his country gives to its bonds with Latin America and the Caribbean.
In addition, he expressed his confidence in that the meeting between the two foreign offices will favor the expansion of bilateral bonds.
The top Cuban official began a tour of the Middle East on January 18, which has already included visits to Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, where he has fulfilled a tight working agenda.