Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, sent greetings to the Cuban people upon his arrival in this capital on Tuesday for an official visit to Cuba.
The Italian Prime Minister arrived in the island to deepen bilateral relations, after Army General Raul Castro, President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, invited him to travel to the Caribbean nation during their meeting in Rome in May.
The head of the Italian government underlined that Cuba and Italy can do many things together and announced at the meeting with Raul five months ago that the most important challenge is to create a more just world that fights poverty, imbalances and injustice, and that enables all countries to build a new path.
Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra and Italian diplomats accredited to Cuba welcomed him at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.
During his stay on the island, Renzi will hold official talks with Army General Raul Castro and carry out other official activities, among which is the opening of a business forum at the National Hotel on Wednesday.
This is the first visit to Latin America and the Caribbean of Prime Minister Renzi and is part of a tour that will also take him to Chile, Peru and Colombia.