President of Cuban Parliament to Travel to El Salvador

San Salvador, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, Ricardo Alarcón, is scheduled to arrive in El Salvador on Thursday on a four-day official visit at the invitation of his counterpart Sigfrido Reyes.

Reyes described the visit as historic, as it reciprocates that of Salvadorian deputies to Havana, the first such event in decades.

El Salvador established diplomatic relations with Cuba on June 1st, 2009, when President Mauricio Funes took office. They had been broken in 1961 by the military regime in power at the time.

This visit is a sign that relations between the two countries are getting deeper, and are consolidating, said Reyes, from the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).

Political exchanges have multiplied as have exchanges of all kinds, including trade, he added.

The Cuban parliamentarian’s agenda includes an official welcome ceremony at the Legislative Assembly, a meeting with the Political Commission of Parliament and the signing of a memorandum of understanding.

On Friday, Alarcon is scheduled to attend a work session of the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL).

During his stay in San Salvador, Alarcon is also scheduled to meet with government authorities and FMLN leaders.

 

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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