Cuban Vice-President of the Council in Namibia

20 May 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 20 MAY (NAMPA) – The Vice-President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdes Mesa arrived in Namibia on Tuesday for a four-day official visit.
Mesa's visit follows a visit by Prime Minister Hage Geingob to the Caribbean island in February this year.
He arrived at the Hosea Kutako International Airport at around 14h30, where he was received by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku.
The visit is aimed at strengthening the already existing bilateral relations between Namibia and Cuba.
Mesa, who is leading a seven-member delegation, was scheduled to hold official talks with his counterpart Geingob on Tuesday, while an official dinner was to be hosted in his honour by the Prime Minister on Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, Mesa and his entourage are expected to visit the Independence Memorial Museum in Windhoek, pay a courtesy call on Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab, and visit the University of Namibia’s Medical School before he tours the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) factory.
On Thursday, Mesa will visit the Windhoek Maschinenfabrik, the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) and Namibia Institute of Pathology.
He will also pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General of the Swapo-Party, Nangolo Mbumba.
He leaves for Cuba on Friday morning.