Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel meets with North Korean Kim Jong-un

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang Sunday.   Photo: Reuters

Pyongyang, November 5 (RHC)-- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met North Korean President Kim Jong-un on Sunday in the capital city of Pyongyang “in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship,” in which the two countries are seeking to strengthen bilateral cooperation, according to the North Korean media KCNA. 

Both leaders held a private meeting later.  They advocated a "greater expansion and development of cooperation and exchanges in various fields, such as the economy, culture, public health, science and technology to meet common interests." 

Kim Jong-un said the visit by the Cuban leader constitutes “a turning point in the friendship between the two countries," which are "in the same trench in the fight to defend their sovereignty and dignity.” 

During his comments in Pyongyang, Diaz Canel said that his visit to North Korea was a demonstration of the good relations between both nations, noting that “our relationship is historical and based on mutual respect.”  

The Cuban president concluded his visit to Russia on Saturday, and after North Korea, the Cuban leader will visit China, Vietnam and Laos, concluding his international tour on November 12th. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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