Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spanish foreign minister to make 2-day visit to Cuba

Spanish foreign minister to make 2-day visit to Cuba
The Associated Press
Published: March 28, 2007

MADRID, Spain: Spain's foreign minister will make a two-day visit to
Cuba this weekend for talks with authorities, officials said, although
it was not immediately known if he would try to meet ailing leader Fidel

Miguel Angel Moratinos will travel to the Caribbean island April 2-3,
the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

He will "speak with Cuban authorities about the situation on the island
and review bilateral relations," it said.

A ministry spokesman said the schedule for the visit was not yet
finalized and it was not known whether Moratinos would meet with Castro.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity as his post forbids him to
be publicly identified.

Castro, 80, ruled Cuba for 47 years before temporarily ceding power to
his 75-year-old brother Raul after announcing he had undergone emergency
intestinal surgery July 31, 2006.

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