Vientiane.- During the official talks between the two presidents, the secretary general of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party told Diaz-Canel that 'your visit is for our people an incentive to keep fighting, keep working and keep strengthening relations.'
In the presence of both presidents, members of their respective delegations signed a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR) and the Cuban National Institute of Sports, Physical Culture and Recreation (INDER).
A memorandum of understanding on the cooperation between the LPDR Bank and the Central Bank of Cuba, was also signed.
Vorachit cordially welcomed Díaz-Canel at the entrance of the Presidential Palace in Vientiane, and later, both leaders led the official talks.
The Cuban statesman arrived in Vientiane on Saturday night and he has had a busy agenda since Sunday morning, which included meetings with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, and with the speaker of the National Assembly, Pany Yathortou.
This is the first visit to Laos by a president of the Cuban Councils of State and of Ministers, and the second visit paid by Díaz-Canel, whose first visit was as Cuba's vice president in June 2013.
Havana and Vientiane established diplomatic relations in 1974, but their ties go beyond that categorization. These relations are characterized by political trust, brotherhood and solidarity among their peoples, parties and governments. (PL)