HAVANA, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had a five-hour meeting Saturday with Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro.
The newly-elected Venezuelan president, who arrived here late Friday for a high-level meeting on bilateral cooperation, told reporters he talked with 86-year-old Castro for five hours, mainly recollecting friendship between Castro and recently-deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
"It is a relationship of brothers, of a family in Latin America and the Caribbean," Maduro said.
They also talked about history, he added.
During Maduro's visit in Cuba, the two countries signed new cooperation deals worth 1.6 billion U.S. dollars, covering programs in healthcare, energy, economy, education, sports and culture