Fidel Castro meets with Colombian senator

16:43, August 13, 2010      

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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro met here Thursday with visiting Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba and her assistant Danilo Rueda, according to the official website Cubadebate.

During the meeting, Castro and his guests exchanged points of view on the peace process in Colombia,the situation in Latin America and around the world.

Castro and Cordoba expressed optimism about the prospects for peace and building a new world, according to Cubadebate.

The Colombian senator congratulated Castro on his birthday Friday and presented him with several books on the history and current situation of Colombia, while Castro gave his Colombian visitors autographed copies of his book "Strategic Victory."

Senator Cordoba also asked Castro to meet with a group of key leaders who strive for peace in Colombia on Sunday, and Castro agreed.

Cordoba has been mediating the release of hostages held by the Colombian guerrillas. She is a member of the Colombian Movement for Peace, which promotes a humanitarian agreement to end the inner conflict in that South American nation.

Source: Xinhua


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