Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez is expected to pay an official visit to Belarus, BelTA learned from the website of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visit to Belarus will be part of the Cuban president's tour around Europe.
He is also expected to pay official visits to Ireland and Russia, and take part in the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Azerbaijan.
The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the information of the forthcoming visit of the Cuban president to Belarus. He is expected to arrive in Belarus on 22 October. Official events are scheduled for 23 October.
As BelTA reported, a week ago Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulated Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez on election as Cuba President.
“I am convinced that you will preserve and multiply the achievements of the Cuban state, protect people's interests, and that you will do your best to assert Cuba's right for independent development,” the message of greetings read.
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that Minsk is keeping an appreciative eye on important transformations in Cuba which are going on with ultimate support and participation of all people.
The head of state is convinced that the results of these processes will promote sustainable progress.
“I reaffirm that Belarus is a good and reliable friend for Cuba. I hope that productive and mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation will remain increasingly vibrant,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.