Cuban Ambassador to Tehran William Carbo Ricardo in a meeting with Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker for International affairs Hossein Sheikholeslam announced Havana’s preparedness to broaden ties with Tehran.
During the meeting here in Tehran on Tuesday, the two officials explored avenues for the further expansion of mutual cooperation between Iran and Cuba.
The Cuban ambassador pointed to the close relation between Tehran and Havana, and reiterated that his country is willing to enhance mutual cooperation with Iran in all fields, including political, economic, cultural and parliamentary areas.
Sheikholeslam, for his part, said Iran has long stood by Cub, and noted that Tehran and Havana have backed up each other both politically and economically.
In December, Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi felicitated Cuban President Raul Castro on the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban revolution.