Cuban President begins work agenda in Algeria

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel today congratulated his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmajid Tebboune, on his birthday and thanked him for welcoming the Caribbean delegation on an official visit to Algerian soil.

Today is the birthday of our host, Abdelmajid Tebboune, President and Minister of Defense of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, since December 19, 2019. I congratulate him and thank him for his attentions to #Cuba's delegation on such a personal day," Diaz-Canel wrote on his account on the social network Twitter.

The Cuban leader's activities in the African nation began with the laying of a wreath at the Martyrs' Monument in Algiers, as a tribute to the fighters of the war of national liberation, according to a tweet from the Caribbean island's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

Díaz-Canel arrived the day before in the Algerian capital, first destination of the international tour he will make after the Covid-19 pandemic, which will conclude next November 27, and also includes Russia, Türkiye and China.

The tour will address essential issues for Cuba, mainly related to the electro-energy sector, which is facing a complex situation due to the deficit in generation capacities.

The Cuban head of state revealed on the same social network that the purpose of the visits is to promote efforts to alleviate the effects of a post-pandemic crisis that is affecting the whole world and is worsening for Havana due to the effects of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade.

The Cuban delegation is also made up of Deputy Prime Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas and Alejandro Gil, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, and the Ministers of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O, and of Public Health, José Ángel Portal. 

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