HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his counterpart from Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, to Havana.
Gen. Castro and Lt. Gen. Ian Khama met at the Palace of the Revolution after the welcoming ceremony on Monday.
In his first official act on the island, Ian Khama placed a wreath at the monument to Cuban independence hero Jose Marti on the Plaza of the Revolution.
The Botswanan president is scheduled to attend a ceremony Tuesday at Havana’s Christopher Columbus Cemetery honoring Cubans killed on military missions in Africa.
Cuban and Botswanan officials are scheduled to sign several agreements during the African leader’s official three-day visit.
The island provides health, education and sports aid to the African country.
Cuba and Botswana established diplomatic relations in 1977. EFE