Cuba will be a very active observer state of the Eurasian Economic Union

Moscow Russian Federation. – With great pleasure “on behalf of the Cuban government and people” member of the Politburo, Prime Minister Manuel Marero Cruz received this Wednesday a commemorative badge of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), for “contributing to the integration of this region and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Its presentation took place at the headquarters of the EEC Board by its President Mikhail Myasnikovich, having received the Head of Government and the delegation accompanying him during his first official visit to this country, and told them that it was a pleasure to welcome them here, because we are united by long-standing ties of friendship with Cuba. He said that over the years “she has been a faithful and unconditional partner in our economic relations and in the Eurasian space.”

Marrero received a commemorative badge of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Photo: Revolution Studios

He also noted that the presence of the Greater Antilles as an observer state of the Union is a model of how relations between the two countries are developing. He said that he was aware of the cooperation agreements that had been concluded these days and that the Commission would contribute to achieving concrete results.

“Bilateral trade has increased this year,” Myasnikovich said, citing the fact that there are already several documents between the Commission and Cuba, such as the 2025 Agenda and the Memorandum of Understanding for comprehensive cooperation and assistance in expanding and diversifying trade. attachments.

He commented on the interest in the development of the biopharmaceutical industry of the EAEU countries and cited as an example the progress in this sector between Cuba and Belarus, with the production of biological products.

The health sector is key, and for this, efforts will be united, in which Cuba will support knowledge and intellectual capital, and we will provide appropriate investments, said the EEC Chairman, emphasizing the importance of the Cuban proposal to establish an Industrial Park in the Mariel Special Development Zone.

For his part, Marrero Cruz expressed his deepest gratitude for the award of the badge and recalled that our country virtually participated in the activities of the organization; but “the personal presence was an unforgettable experience,” he said.

In his opinion, the fact that Cuba is an observer state in the EAEU is a recognition of many years of positive relations with member countries.

In his speech, the Prime Minister considered the possibility of joining the integration mechanism, as the Greater Antilles “could contribute as a gateway to relations between Latin America and the Caribbean.” In addition, he emphasized the value of the opportunity to participate in the Union program held in Sochi, as an Intergovernmental Council and a 3rd. Eurasian Congress.

EEC President Mikhail Myasnikovich received the head of the Cuban government and the delegation accompanying him during their first official visit to Russia. Photo: Revolution Studios

He also mentioned the exhibition “Eurasia is our home” held in the Sirus Science and Art Park, where a group of Cuban businessmen were able to present products in the field of tourism, agriculture, healthcare… and important agreements were signed with Russia and Belarus related to biotechnology industry.

At another point during the exchange of views, the head of government considered that this body is an alternative to the hegemonic pressure of the West, organized by the United States, and that it contributes to strengthening the independence and strength of the participating countries.

Similarly, he mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with prime ministers in Sochi, where he emphatically stated that: “As the EAEU countries achieve self-sufficiency, the foundations will be laid in defense of self-determination and sovereignty against Western designs.”

The Prime Minister thanked for the position of condemning all countries of the bloc against the coercive and unilateral measures that Washington has imposed on the Greater Antilles for more than six decades. Likewise, he insisted on a firm determination to move forward “in economic and commercial affairs. We promise to be a very active observer state, respecting the principles and helping to develop the organization in terms of unity.”

Marrero also met this Wednesday with Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament), with whom he exchanged views on strengthening cooperation between the two countries, among other things.

Marrero also met this Wednesday with State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. Photo: Revolution Studios

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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