Cuba, Serbia presidents vow to increase political, economic ties

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-16 07:54:41|Editor: Lifang
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HAVANA, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Cuban president, Raul Castro on Friday received his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic where they agreed to increase economic and commercial ties between both countries and highlighted the "high level" of political dialogue.

Castro welcomed Vucic at the presidential palace with military honors and afterwards both leaders held talks with their respective delegations, according to an official government release.

"In fraternal talks, both presidents expressed their mutual satisfaction for the good state of relations and the high level of political dialogue achieved so far," said the statement.

Prior to the official talks, the Serbian dignitary laid a wreath in tribute to Cuban national hero Jose Marti at his memorial located in Havana's Revolution Square.

Vucic will conclude his official three-day visit to Cuba on Friday where he's had a busy agenda that included a meeting with the president of the island's parliament, Estaban Lazo and a keynote address at the University of Havana.

He also visited a photo exhibition dedicated to late Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.

Cuba and Serbia will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of uninterrupted diplomatic relations in 2018.