Friday 25 April 2008



Havana. April 24, 2008

Raúl receives Tun Dr. Mahathir, former prime minister of Malaysia

RAÚL Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, received on the afternoon of April 23, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, who is in Cuba attending the first international conference of the Defense Information Studies Center.
During their meeting, both individuals discussed the excellent relations between Cuba and Malaysia and conversed about various topics on the international agenda.
Also representing Cuba were Commanders of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque, vice president of the Council of State, and Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, minister of informatics and communication. On Malaysia’s side, those participating included Dr. Mahathir’s spouse, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt Hj Mohd Ali; His Excellency Mr. Zainol Abidin Omar, Malaysian ambassador in Cuba and Miss Adzlin Azharm, personal assistant to the visitor.

Translated by Granma International

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