Mexico´s foreign minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu is payng a working visit to Cuba on Monday. According to the Cuban Foreing Ministry, the Mexican government official is scheduled to hold official talks with her Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez.
Cuba and Mexico established diplomatic relations on May 20, 1902. Mexico is Cuba´s sixth major commercial partner as bilateral trade increased to more than 328 million dollars by late August this year.
Bilateral cooperation between Mexico and Cuba over the years has allowed the graduation here of 1 295 Mexicans professionals, including 1 thousand 65 in medicine.
Mexico has permanently supported Cuba´s struggle for the lifting of the over-50-year US economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by Washington against the island.