North Korea's Kim Receives Cuba's Diaz-Canel

Monday, September 7, 2015
Perhaps a little weapons trafficking was also on the menu.

From EFE:

North Korea's Kim receives Cuban V.P.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is visiting Pyongyang for the celebration of the 55th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, Cuba's official media said Monday.

During the meeting, Kim sent "affectionate greetings" to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and to President Raul Castro, according to a front-page article in the Communist Party daily Granma.

The two also spoke of "the excellent state of bilateral ties, characterized by close cooperation and mutual support in multiple spheres, as well as about the current situation in Asia and Latin America."

Diaz-Canel was accompanied at the meeting by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra and the Cuban ambassador to Pyongyang, German Ferras.

In recent months, representatives of the North Korean government have visited Cuba, as in the case of Foreign Minister Ri Su-Yong, and the ruling party's International Relations Secretary Kang Sok-su, who were received by President Raul Castro.

Cuba and North Korea signed in October 2014 new accords on trade and payments to strengthen economic relations, which now include pacts in such areas as education, oil and agriculture.