The presidents of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, spoke by telephone and expressed their satisfaction with the excellent state of bilateral relations.
In his Twitter account, the Cuban president pointed out that during the dialogue he expressed “deep gratitude to the people and government of Mexico for the generous and supportive help provided to the Caribbean nation.”
On May 8, Díaz-Canel awarded his Mexican counterpart the José Martí Order, the highest decoration awarded by the Cuban State, in the Cuban capital.
On the occasion, López Obrador recalled that “since ancient times Cuba and Mexico due to geographical proximity, migration, language, music, sports, culture, idiosyncrasy (…) have maintained relations of authentic brotherhood.”
Following the Matanzas supertanker base fire of and the passage of Hurricane Ian through the west of the country, Mexico showed its support for Cuba by sending supplies and technical personnel in order to minimize the damage.