Cuban Legislators Received at House of Commons
Campaign News | Thursday, 15 November 2007
Havana, Nov 15 (acn) A delegation of Cuban deputies led by vice-president of the island's parliament, Jaime Crombet, is in official visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of the British chapter of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The group of legislators was welcomed by vice president of the House of Commons, Sylvia Heal.
The day included an exchange with several members of parliament including Nigel Evans, an executive member of the British group of the
IPU; Ian Gibson, chairman of the multi-party group on Cuba; and John Austin, chairman of the British parliamentary group in the IPU. They also spoke with London Mayor Ken Livingstone.
The Cubans received a tour of the two chambers of the British parliament accompanied by MP Jeremy Corbyn, and also spoke with David Goldsworthy, director of the UK National Audit Office, reports Granma newspaper.
Other activities included a meeting with House of Lords Speaker Baroness Hayman, talks with local parliamentarians, and a meeting with Meg Munn, parliament deputy and the minister in charge of Cuban affairs at the British Foreign Ministry.