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  • Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to meet with Cuba's Raul Castro
  • Kirchner set to sign more than 10 trade, scientific and cooperation pacts
  • Argentine leader delayed trip for unspecified health reasons
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HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet Monday evening with Cuban leader Raul Castro during her first official visit to the island.

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives Sunday in Havana, Cuba.

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives Sunday in Havana, Cuba.

Kirchner arrived Sunday for a three-day visit, accompanied by a delegation that includes governors, government ministers, legislators, officials and businesspeople, the state-run Cuban News Agency said.

She is scheduled to sign more than 10 trade, scientific and cooperation pacts.

The Argentine leader originally was scheduled to arrive January 11 but postponed the trip for unspecified health reasons.

Kirchner, who took office in December 2007, also will meet with other Cuban leaders and place a wreath at the memorial for 19th-century Cuban hero Jose Marti.

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