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Cuban leader, former Panamanian president meet in Havana

07-12-2010 11:32 BJT

HAVANA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Cuban President Raul Castro met with visiting former Panamanian President Martin Torrijos, local media reported on Sunday.

At the meeting, Torrijos and Castro discussed "international issues of mutual concern," said the local NNTV, adding that Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also attended the dialogue.

During his presidential term, started in September 2004, Torrijos traveled to Cuba six times.

His last official visit to Havana as president took place in January 2009, when he inaugurated a statue honoring his father, General Omar Torrijos (1929-1981), and exchanged greetings with Raul Castro.

Torrijos is the current president of the Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cuba and Panama keep historical and close ties based on the friendship between Fidel Castro and Omar Torrijos.

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Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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