Cuban President Raul Castro met in Havana with the prime minister and foreign minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Winston Baldwin Spencer, and discussed bilateral topics along with regional and international affairs, state media reported.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the current state of bilateral relations, state television reported, broadcasting videos of the meeting at which Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez was also present.

The prime minister of the twin-island nation Antigua and Barbuda kicked off an official visit Monday to the Caribbean island that will end Thursday, according to the official agenda given to the press.

After paying tribute to national hero Jose Marti, the first activity of his stay in Havana, Baldwin Spencer said he was "hopeful" that this visit would be a chance to "strengthen and perfect" ties between his country and Cuba, established on April 6, 1994.