HAVANA, CUBA.- Cuban President Raul Castro received on Monday afternoon Mr. Rui Costa dos Santos, Governor of the State of Bahia, who presides over a delegation from that Brazilian state that attends the International Fair of Havana, FIHAV 2017.

During the meeting, the two leaders highlighted the close ties between Bahia and Cuba, marked by common historical and cultural roots, as well as the Cuban medical collaboration provided to the people of Bahia through the More Doctors Program.

Mr. Jaques Wagner, former Governor of the State of Bahia and current Secretary of Economic Development, accompanied the distinguished visitor. On the Cuban side, Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Public Health and Marcelino Medina González, interim Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated.