Castro visits Mexico as ties improve

Cuban President Raul Castro (pictured) will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in their latest effort to relaunch ties strained under previous governmentsMérida (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will host Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on Friday as the two governments cement a diplomatic renewal following unusually chilly relations. Castro’s first state visit to Mexico since he took office in 2006 will take place in the eastern colonial city of Merida, where the two leaders will discuss a range of issues and sign a series of agreements. “We are very happy that this is his first (state) visit to our country amid these renewed, revitalized relations,” said Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu.

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