Assistant Minister Vladimir Marić pays an official visit to Cuba
In the National Assembly of People's Power, in conversation with Alberto Núñez Betancourt, Secretary of the International Relations Commission, Assistant Minister Marić emphasised the importance of parliamentary diplomacy, and highlighted many instances of fruitful cooperation between the parliaments and parliamentary friendship groups of the two countries. Mr. Núñez Betancourt talked to Assistant Minister Marić about the most relevant topics and changes in the Cuban legislation in the preceding and upcoming period.
Assistant Minister Marić also met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo. They confirmed the traditional friendship between the two nations, and expressed mutual gratitude for support that Serbia and Cuba have been providing each other in matters of strategic national importance, namely the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia in the matter of Kosovo and Metohija, and the UN Resolution on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.
Assistant Minister Marić renewed his invitation to President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla to visit Serbia, and stressed the importance of continuing bilateral dialogue through political consultations. Current international political matters were also discussed.
In the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation, Assistant Minister Marić talked to Vice President Ariel Sainz about concrete forms of cooperation and assistance. During the meeting, the two agreed that Serbia and Cuba, two countries with considerable tradition and achievements in sports, would continue to cooperate, provide mutual support, and foster various modalities of bilateral relations, such as exchange of experts, joint trainings and preparations for international competitions in their national territories.
Deputy Chief of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Juan Carlos Marsán talked to Assistant Minister Marić about the current challenges faced by the Communist Party of Cuba, as the Cuban ideological leader, such as development of the national economy, preservation of peace and unity, defence of the principles and ideas of the revolution, and political and ideological education of the young population.
During his official visit to Cuba, Assistant Minister Marić also met with Gerardo Hernández, member of the Council of State and National Coordinator of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution, and decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba.