The Cuban leader is accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla, Vice President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Minister of Informatics and Communications Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Diaz, and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera. Comrade Miguel Mario Diaz Canel Bermudez was born on April 20, 1960 in Santa Clara. He graduated from the Central University of Las Villas in 1982 as an electronics engineer. He joined the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces from 1982 to 1985, before teaching and taking charge of the Young Communist League at the Central University of Las Villas between 1985 and 1987. From 1987 to 1993, he served as First Secretary of the Young Communist League in Nicaragua, and then returned to Cuba and assumed a number of positions in the League. As a member of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee since 1991, a Politburo member since 2003, and a deputy of the National Assembly since 1993, comrade Diaz Canel held the posts of First Secretary of the Villa Clara Provincial Party Committee (1993-2003), First Secretary of the Holguin Provincial Party Committee (2003-2009), Minister of Higher Education (2009-2012), Vice President of the Council of Ministers (2012-2013), and First Vice President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers (2013-2018). He was elected as President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba in March 2018.