Marino Murillo Jorge, a vice president of the Council of Ministers and Head of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of Cuba’s Economic and Social Policy Guidelines, received the Deputy Prime Ministerand Minister of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Robert Kaliňák, on Monday, February 19.
During the meeting, the two authorities exchanged on the importance of continuing to strengthen mutual knowledge in their respective areas, and develop projects in sectors of common interest. They also addressed topics related to public administration, including the optimization of processes and structures and the possibilities of applying efficient management systems.
Participating on the Cuban side were the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza Rodríguez, and other officials.
The distinguished visitor was later received by the Minister of Economy and Planning Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of the Council of Ministers, with whom he reviewed the state of bilateral economic and financial relations.
With the participation of the Slovak Finance Minister, Peter Kazimir, and Health Minister, Tomás Drucker, both parties confirmed the satisfactory progress of the agreements signed in the energy and health sectors. Specifically, they referred to the progress in the reconstruction of block six of the Mariel thermal power plant, and the Felton thermoelectric plant. They also noted results in the first steps of the application of the Cuban drug Heberprot-P in Slovak patients.
The Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza Rodríguez, Minister of Energy and Mines, Alfredo López Valdés, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Marcia Cobas Ruiz, and other authorities were present during the encounter.
At the end of the meeting, the Action Plan for the year 2018 was signed by Ministers Lina Pedraza and Peter Kazimir.