Beirut -Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments” purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Caribbean Island, Marcelino Medina signed the agreement that will facilitate exchange and contacts in both directions, besides simplifying travel procedures for officials, businessmen and other authorities, Diplomatic sources told Prensa Latina.
Bassil was interested in the current economic situation of Cuba and praised the good level of bilateral ties, issues also addressed by the Caribbean official in official talks with the Foreign Ministry’s General Secretary Charbel Wehbe.
The signing of the agreement took place shortly after the president of this Arab country, Michel Aoun, received Medina, who is on a two-day official visit.
Aoun spoke with Medina in the presidential palace of Baabda in the presence of the Cuban charge d’affaires here, Raúl Madrigal, and other diplomats of his country, and showed satisfaction for the links between Havana and Beirut, while he advocated expanding and Developing cooperation in several areas.
Medina ends in Lebanon his tour through Algeria and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), where he visited refugee camps and ratified his country’s firm position with Arab causes.
In Algiers, Medina met with the Algerian Minister of State, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra, with whom he reviewed the historic and excellent political, economic, commercial and cooperation relations between the two countries, particularly in health and energy.
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