The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, arrived today in Venezuela on a working visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and reviewing the comprehensive cooperation agreement between the two nations.

The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, arrived today in Venezuela on a working visit. Upon his arrival at the Simón Bolívar international airport in Maiquetía, the dignitary conveyed a solidarity hug from the island to the Venezuelan people, whom he first thanked for their accompaniment and solidarity for the incident registered at the Saratoga hotel in Havana, with huge human and material losses.

“I am the bearer of a strong greeting from Army General Raúl Castro and President Miguel Díaz-Canel,” said Marrero, who underlined the purpose of consolidating the ties of friendship between Cuba and Venezuela.

The prime minister reiterated Cuba’s support for the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and the civic-military union of the Venezuelan people, who, like the Cubans, face blockades and international pressures aimed at twisting the will to be free and independent.

“We will be working to strengthen these bonds of friendship and look for new ways to reinforce the common interests between both countries,” he asserted.

On October 30, 2000, the revolutionary leaders Fidel Castro (1926-2016) and Hugo Chávez (1954-2013) signed the Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement, a genuine expression of the will of Cuba and Venezuela to develop links of reciprocal exchange in favor of well-being of their towns.