Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez thanked the Spanish people for its solidarity and support as well as their government´s rejection of the US blockade of Cuba.
At a press conference in Madrid, Rodriguez, who is on a two-day visit, described as friendly and useful the meetings he held in the first day with Spanish authorities.
Minister Rodriguez was received by the King of Spain, Felipe VI, the President Mariano Rajoy and the President of the Parliament Ana Pastor, and later met with his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis Quecedo.
On his meeting with Felipe, he said he was deeply honored and said they had addressed the historical, cultural and political bonds between the two peoples.
He added he had extended an official invitation to the King to visit Cuba on behalf of President Raul Castro.
"We don’t need to come to Spain to confirm that between our two countries there are deep bonds and an extraordinary empathy between our peoples", he said. (acn)