The Ambassador of Cuba to the Republic of The Gambia, Lázaro Herrera Martínez was received at the State House by Dembo Bojang, United Democratic Party National President and Special Adviser to the President of the Republic.
During the meeting, which took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, both interlocutors expressed their willingness to work for the strengthening of bilateral ties in all spheres.
The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, received Cuban Ambassador Lazaro Herrera Martínez at the Government House, with whom she held a fraternal meeting.
The occasion allowed a fruitful exchange during which the two parties expressed interest in strengthening friendship and extending the collaboration to other areas, beyond the medical assistance that the island has offered to the African country for more than two decades.
Members of the Gambia-Cuba Friendship Association headed by its president, Modou P. Grant, members of the José Martí Association of young graduates in Cuba headed by Amadou Beyai, as well as other friends of the island in The Gambia, gathered at the Cuban embassy to pay tribute to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro in his first demise anniversary. The 61st anniversary of the arrival of the Granma yacht to Las Coloradas was commemorated too.
The Ambassador of Cuba to The Gambia, Lázaro Herrera, was welcomed in the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, by the Honorable Minister Mr. Ousainou Darboe, with whom the visitor held a fruitful exchange that included the support to the fight against the blockade on Cuba, as well as the development of bilateral ties and other issues of common interest.