HAVANA TIMES, Jan 13 — President Raul Castro said yesterday, after bidding farewell to visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Havana airport, that the Cuban government will comply fully with the economic program approved by the Communist Party Congress held this past April, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.
“With patience and without rushing — so as not to make new mistakes — the entire program will be fulfilled,” said the Cuban president to reporters. He noted that the “updating” of the country’s economic model would depend on many factors and that his government would move “at our own pace to avoid mistakes.”
The Cuban leader spoke positively about the health of former president Fidel Castro. “He’s really in great shape,” he said of his older brother, who also held a long conversation with Ahmadinejad last night.