All by way of their bilateral assembly this morning (15 Sep.), President Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez engaged in bilateral discussions, reinforcing the bonds of friendship and dialogue between the 2 nations.
President Wickremesinghe’s arrival in Cuba was marked by a heat welcome, as he obtained a Guard of Honour on the Palace of Revolution. President Díaz-Canel Bermudez expressed Cuba’s appreciation for the go to, emphasizing its significance all by way of these terribly atmosphere pleasant occasions globally.
He praised Sri Lanka’s dedication to friendship with Cuba and to the compulsory carry out carried out by the G77 and China in representing the worldwide South.
Of their discussions, President Wickremesinghe recalled the historic earlier of bilateral cooperation between Sri Lanka and Cuba, significantly in multilateral boards. Each nations have supported one another on components like lifting sanctions in opposition to Cuba and human rights components. They acknowledged areas of future cooperation, together with public exactly being, agriculture and sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions.
President Díaz-Canel accepted President Wickremesinghe’s invitation to go to Sri Lanka in 2024, underscoring Cuba’s continued help for Sri Lanka. He furthermore highlighted Cuba’s carry out in addressing North-South gaps in Science, Expertise and Innovation, expressing willingness to share experience, significantly in vaccine enchancment.
The 2 leaders emphasised the significance of bolstering the connection between their worldwide areas, specializing in collaboration in therapy, healthcare, sports activities actions actions actions actions actions actions educating and coconut cultivation. President Wickremesinghe expressed Sri Lanka’s dedication to supporting Cuba in worldwide boards, whereas President Díaz-Canel assured help for Sri Lanka concerning human rights resolutions.
This assembly represents a critical step ahead in strengthening diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Cuba, with far-reaching implications for each nations and the broader worldwide group. President Wickremesinghe was accompanied by key officers, together with Secretary Overseas Affairs Ms. Aruni Wijewardane, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cuba Mr. Lakshitha Ratnayake, the Director Main of the United Nations and Multilateral Affairs Division of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Ms. Rekha Gunasekera and Personal Secretary to the President Ms. Sandra Perera.
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