Cuban VP Meets with Syrian Envoy

November 21, 2012 | Print Print |

Fayssal Mekdad. Photo: www.escambray.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura received the Syrian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Fayssal Mekdad, on Tuesday, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Mekdad, who traveled to Havana as a special envoy of President Bashar Al-Assad, delivered a message from the Syrian president to his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, according to an official news note.

The two officials discussed the current situations in that Arab nation and in the Middle East, while Machado Ventura reiterated the Cuban government’s support for Syria’s right to sovereignty and self-determination without foreign interference.

Syria has been experiencing a crisis for the past 21s and has accused the United States, France, Britain and some countries in the region of encouraging insurgents in order to topple the current government.


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  • Griffin

    Machado Ventura reiterated the Cuban government’s support for the ….Syrian dictator’s…. right to …. slaughter 30,000 of the Syrian people in a bloodthirsty attempt to hold on to dictatorial power.

    Let’s be honest. That is what the Cuban government is supporting.

  • Moses

    What the heck could these two countries have to talk about? Syria is in the middle of a 18-month civil war and Cuba has just been devastated by Sandy and is facing a cholera epidemic. Neither country could send a box of bandaids to the other. So let’s look at the list of BFFs whom Cuba supports. We have North Korea, Iran, Belarusa and now Syria. It’s like a who’s who of rogue dictators. I could not make this stuff up if I tried!

    • Griffin

      Moses,
      You forgot Cuba’s other best friend and eternal ally, Gadaffi’s Libya.

      Oh wait …