Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met in Havana to discuss bilateral issues.

They specifically discussed the results of the fifth regularly-scheduled meeting for bilateral political consultations that was held in Havana on August 3 and the progress that has been made in trade, investment, consular affairs, tourism, health and technical and scientific cooperation, among others. 

Foreign Secretary Videgaray informed the Cuban government of Mexico's decision to eliminate visas for Cuban officials to facilitate exchanges and joint bilateral initiatives.  He also reiterated Mexico's commitment to continue strengthening trade and investment and he highlighted today's signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Bancomext and Bancuba to increase the line of credit that finances Mexican exports to Cuba.

At the meeting, the two officials agreed on the excellence of the bilateral relationship and reaffirmed their mutual commitment to continue strengthening the friendship and ties between Mexico and Cuba, in accordance with the commitments made by Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Raúl Castro, following the relaunch of the relationship in January 2013.

During his visit to Havana, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray also laid a wreath at the foot of the José Martí monument in Plaza de la Revolución.