Saturday, 08 September 2018 19:05

Cuban Vicepresident Arrives in Pyongyang

Written by Benito Joaquín Milanés, Special Envoy
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Cuban Vicepresident Arrives in Pyongyang Photos: PL

Cuban First Vicepresident, Salvador Valdés Mesa, arrived this Saturday at Pyongyang in an official visit as guest to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK).


Pyongyang.- This is the second visit to the PDRK of the also member of the Politbureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) who on June 28, 2016 visited this capital as Special Envoy of the first Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC, Raul Castro.

On this occasion he was received by President Kim Jong-un, with whom he talked for more than one hour.

Close communication, party and government work Exchange started barely 12 months after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

In 1960 diplomatic relations were established between Pyongyang and Havana, on which occasion traveled here Commandant Ernesto 'Che' Guevara.

Six years later did so then Commandant Raúl Castro, present Army General and first Secretary of the PCC Central Committee.

Thirty-two years ago a warm embrace gathered the guerrilla leaders of the Sierra Maestra and of Mount Baektu, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Il Sung, who felt a strong friendship for each other.

In 2015, visited the PDRK present president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, who held friendly talks and Exchange with president Kim Jong-un.

Valdés Mesa arrived from China where he made a brief visit and was received by the member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party Yang Jiechi, and the Vicepresident of the People's Republic of China, Wang Qishan, among other high officials.

The Cuban official delegation to the acts marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK, which are to take place this Sunday and Monday, is also formed by First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, the director of Asia and Oceania of the Foreign Ministry, Alberto Blanco and the Cuban ambassador to the DPRK, Jesús Aise Sotolongo.

On Tuesday, Valdés Mesa and his companions will travel to Hanoi to attend ceremonies marking the 45th anniversary of the first visit to Vietnam of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. (PL)

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