On the afternoon of Saturday, May 14, Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, held a cordial meeting in which they exchanged on the prospects for economic cooperation between Havana and Tehran and the driving role that both Foreign Ministries must play to deepen it.

Cabrisas and Abdollahian agreed to describe the current state of political ties between the two countries as excellent, as well as the need for economic, commercial, financial and cooperation relations to reach the level they enjoy today.

Cabrisas thanked the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry for the systematic and firm position of this country against the economic, commercial and financial blockade policy imposed by the United States against Cuba and reiterated our country’s condemnation of the US unilateral coercive measures against Tehran.

On the other hand, the Cuban deputy prime minister and the Iranian minister attached special importance to the XVIII Session of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic relations, which will begin its work tomorrow in Tehran with the aim of reactivating economic, commercial, financial and cooperation.

Cabrisas was accompanied at the meeting by the Minister of Energy and Mines, Liván Arronte, the General Director of Bilateral Affairs of MINREX, Emilio Lozada, and the Cuban Ambassador to Iran, Alberto González Casals.

As part of his program, the Cuban deputy prime minister also held working meetings with the Minister of Industries, Mines and Commerce Seyyed Reza Fatemi Ami and with the President of the Agricultural Bank Vahab Motaghinia.