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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz stressed promotion of economic cooperation between the two countries.

Zarif and Diaz in a meeting on Monday evening discussed ways of development of cooperation between Tehran and Havana in fields of energy, banking, health, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

During the meeting, Cuban minister of foreign trade and investment said that Havana is keen to develop relations with Tehran as a lasting partner and friend.

Cuba is ready to help facilitate development of cooperation between Islamic Republic and the Latin American states, he added.

Iran and Cuba on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to boost their economic cooperation. The cooperation document was signed on the sidelines of the first joint trade meeting of Iran and Cuba.

Heading a 120-member delegation, Zarif arrived in Cuba on Sunday night on the first leg of his Latin American tour.

He will travel to Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela, respectively after visiting Cuba and during his week-long tour.

Iranian foreign minister will stay in one country each day and hold talks with senior officials of the six countries on his itinerary.

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