Castro congratulates Rouhani on re-election

IRNA — Cuban President Raul Castro in a message to President-elect Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday congratulated him on his re-election to the top executive post.

‘On behalf of myself and the Cuban nation, I sincerely congratulate Your Excellency for your re-election as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran,’ President Castro wrote in his message.

President Castro also underlined the expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Hassan Rouhani was declared winner of the presidential election of Friday (May 19) by 57 percent of the total votes.

Iran and Cuba have friendly and close relations and president Hassan Rouhani in his tour to Latin America paid visit to Cuba last year.