(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomed his Cuban
counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez with an official ceremony at
the presidential complex in the capital Ankara on Wednesday,
The leaders will hold one-on-one talks, to be followed by a
joint news conference.
Erdogan and Bermudez will exchange views on Türkiye-Cuba
relations and potential steps aimed at improving the cooperation
between the two countries, according to the Turkish presidency.
They will also exchange views on regional and global issues,
Latin America and the Caribbean in particular.
The visit coincides with the 70th anniversary of the
establishment of the diplomatic relations between Türkiye and
Diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Cuba were established
in 1952. Türkiye opened its first embassy in the Caribbean in
Havana in 1979.
Erdogan paid a visit to Cuba on Feb. 10-11, 2015. This was the
first presidential visit from Türkiye to Cuba and was a milestone
for the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ahead of his meeting with Erdogan, Bermudez paid his respects to
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, at his
'The Cuban delegation visits this place to pay heartfelt tribute
and homage to the founding father of the modern Turkish nation,
Kemal Ataturk, whom the commander in chief, Fidel Castor Ruz
describes as a source of inspiration for the Cuban Republic,' he
wrote on the memorial book at Anitkabir.
Bermudez added that the Cuban and Turkish people share common
values that are the legacy of the founders of both nations.
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