Díaz-Canel and AMLO agree to deepen political dialogue and economic-social relations between Cuba and Mexico

Díaz-Canel and AMLO agree to deepen political dialogue and economic-social relations between Cuba and Mexico
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17 September 2021
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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, held a meeting with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the National Palace of Mexico.

The meeting took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, in which both parties highlighted the interest in continuing to deepen the high-level political dialogue and ratified the willingness to expand economic-commercial relations, investment and cooperation in areas such as health, biotechnology, sports, education and tourism, as well as cultural and academic ties, among others.

The Cuban President referred to the close historical and friendly ties between the two nations, and expressed his gratitude for the solidarity and support received in the context of the confrontation with the current pandemic and the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.

Likewise, both leaders reiterated their commitment to work for the unity and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean under Mexico's Pro Tempore Presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and for the defense of Our America as a Zone of Peace.

The Cuban President was accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, advisor to the President; Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment; Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Eugenio Martínez Enríquez, Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Pedro Núñez Mosquera, Cuban Ambassador to Mexico.

Representing the Mexican side were Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón; the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Dr. Rogelio Ramírez de la O; the Secretary of Health, Dr. Jorge Alcocer Varela; the Coordinator of Advisors to the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Lázaro Cárdenas Batel; the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, and the head of the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks, Dr. Alejandro Svarch Pérez.

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