President of El Salvador to visit Cuba
Mauricio Funes, the president of El Salvador, will pay an official visit to Cuba for the first time since diplomatic ties between the two states were restored about a year ago, RIA Novosti reported.
El Salvador severed diplomatic ties with Havana in 1961, but ties resumed when Funes took office in summer 2009.
"El Salvador's foreign minister, Hugo Martinez, was instructed to prepare the visit in early September. Taking into consideration my hectic schedule, we plan to visit Cuba on September 3-9," the leader of El Salvador said.
He said he would discuss ways to boost bilateral relations, mainly in trade and economics, with Cuban leader Raul Castro.
During the meeting, the two leaders are expected to sign a deal on the resumption of direct flights from San Salvador to Havana.