Raul Castro to Visit Iran in 2013December 19, 2012 | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — Cuban President Raul Castro is expected to visit Iran early next year, reported the Iranian media citing Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
Rodriguez shared information about these plans during a meeting held in Havana last Thursday with Iranian deputy foreign minister of European and American Affairs, Ali Asgar Jayi, according Hispan TV network and the FARS agency.
Rodriguez told the Iranian representative that Cuba fully supports Iran at all levels, especially in matters concerning regional and international investment, and he reiterated the island’s support for Iran’s right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — who questions the existence of the Jewish Holocaust and persecutes homosexuals in his country — has visited the island twice (in 2006 and 2012), where he was honored by the University of Havana with an honorary doctorate degree.