The Parliament of Cuba strengthening links with India and Bangladesh.

New Delhi, March 30 2017. A delegation of the National Assembly of the People's Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) visited India from 26 to 29 March to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament.

The chairwoman of the ANPP's International Relations Commission, Yolanda Ferrer, told Prensa Latina the visit was aimed at increasing bilateral links. The Cuban delegation was also integrated by deputies Lázaro Barredo and Surina Acosta, accompanied by Jesus Rafael Mora, official of the Commission of International Relations of the ANPP.

The MPs visited India's Parliament, where they had the possibility to witness the functioning of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.(Lower and Upper Chambers of the Parliament of India) The Cuban parliamentary delegation had cordial meetings with Hon. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty, the president of the Commission on Women Empowerment, along with other members of parliament of that Committee. The following day, they were also received by Hon. General V. K. Singh Minister of State for External Affairs.

As part of other contacts, the Cuban delegation also had separately meetings with representatives of the Commission on External Affairs of the Parliament; the India-Latin America-Caribbean Friendship Group, with the participation of several Indian legislators, as well as the National Federation of Indian Women and the Communist Party of India Marxist.

From 29 to 1 April, the Cuban deputies will be in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to participate at the 136th Inter Parliamentary Union's Executive Committee, slated from April 1 through 5. At the same time, a program of meetings is planned with high authorities of the Parliament and other representatives of that country. (Prensa Latina-Embassy of Cuba in India).


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