Strengthening strategic and historical ties between Cuba and Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in statements to the press in Havana, described as fruitful the reception hosted by General of the Army Raul Castro Ruz and President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, as well as the meeting with Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla during his stay in Cuba.

Lavrov confirmed that the meetings discussed the agreements between the two countries during the Cuban president’s visit to Russia in November last year, as well as trade relations on the eve of the Mixed Commission, which will meet in Havana a month later.

He stressed that relations are developing in the trade and economic sphere to expand cooperation in such forums as the Eurasian Economic Union, in which Cuba has observer status and in which Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz will take part, as well as in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.

He mentioned new bilateral trade and economic prospects and exchanges in other areas, including cultural, educational and military, as well as the exchange of experience in the field of public order.

At the press conference, Lavrov answered journalists’ questions, and the question formulated by Jr Regarding the new concept of Russia on foreign policy, especially relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, he stated that they lead to a significant increase in the attention that should be paid to Latin America, structures and organizations that operate on the continent, and mentioned Celac first of all, and “of course, prioritizing [países] which have been our strategic partners for a long time, including Cuba [que es] close to our heart.”

He pointed out that the new concept does not provide for the imposition of “recipes from the outside” on the Latin American and Caribbean peoples, since it is based on “the willingness and interest in developing relations based on mutual respect, mutually beneficial progress in the economy in trade and external relations.

Lavrov, who also referred to the US crusade against Russia, has already condemned the illegal and illegitimate blockade of Cuba and said it is unacceptable for the world to live by the rules dictated by the US with the intention of defending its colonial interests. at the expense of others and the elimination of their competitors.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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