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  Tishrei 9, 5770 , 27/09/09

Cuba, PA Sign Agreements

Cuba and the Palestinian Authority (PA) signed cooperation agreements in education, sport and culture during PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's first official visit to Cuba which started on Saturday RIA Novosti reported. Abbas' visit will end Sunday.

Cuban Communist Party member Jorge Risquet pledged Cuba's continuing support to Abbas, saying he hopes "the Arab people will win and a fully sovereign Palestinian [Authority] state will be established in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with its capital in East Jerusalem." Former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat visited Cuba five times and maintained ties with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

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