Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP by its Spanish acronym) met on Thursday with a delegation of Social Democrat MPs from the European parliament at the Havana Capitol.
Representing the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, the seven guests led by Iratxe Garci were first received by Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the ANPP, who accompanied them on tour through the Capitol.
The delegation will stay in Cuba until February 29; its schedule includes a visit to the Solidaridad con Panama school for physically impaired children and the National Center for Sex Education.
The visitors will also hold talks with officials from the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation will also hold exchanges with authorities from the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists and the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, and with representatives of Cuban civil society, as well as a visit to Mariel Special Development Zone, in Artemisa province (western Cuba).
The European Parliament delegation includes Javi Lopez, co-president of the European-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EUROLAT) Kati Piri, vice president of the Alliance, Laura Ballarin, head of the cabinet, advisors Eduardo Blanco and David Capezzuto, and assistant Victoria Martin de la Torre.