Esteban Lazo Hernandez, Cuba´s President of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) and of the Council of State, held talks with a delegation from the Group of Friendship with Cuba of the National Assembly of France (ANF), led by its President, Francois-Michel Lambert, who arrived in Havana to participate in the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the city.
During the meeting, which took place at the Capitol in Havana, Lazo Hernandez highlighted the historical ties and friendship between the two nations, and thanked the French government for its support in the fight against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.
The president of the parliament stated that the hostile policy of the U.S. administration towards the Caribbean island has tightened, and in this context he appreciated the solidarity work carried out by the Friendship Group in the French parliament.
The group, made up by 70 legislators, is one of the most important ones in the French National Assembly, said Francois-Michel Lambert, adding that the intense work they are doing to make the Cuban reality clear is a sign of the feeling that links the two countries.
The French lawmaker was accompanied by MPs Brahim Hammouche, Nicole Le Peih, Christophe Bouillon and Mustapha Laabid.
Andres Castro Alegria, president of the Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Commission; Rolando Gonzalez Patricio, vice president of the International Relations Commission; and Yuniel Flores Aguiar, official of the Auxiliary Offices of the Cuban legislature, attended the meeting on the Cuban side.