Havana, June 25 2015.- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Justice of the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam paid an official visit from 20 to 24 June, fulfilling an official invitation of his Cuban counterpart H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. During the official talks at the Foreign Ministry he said that Cuba and Singapore are friends and countries with mutual understanding, but could do more both in multilateral and bilateral spheres.
For his part, the member of the Politburo and Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said the stay on the island of Mr. Shanmugam give new impetus to the ties between the two nations marching positively.
The cooperation on the port administration of the Special Development Zone Mariel, located on west of Havana, has been successful and there is a promising situation to develop the potential, he said.
Singapore has the largest seaport handling annual cargo volume both tonnage and number of containers in the world. The country is a major international financial center and a popular tourist destination in Asia.