Cuban President Begins Official Visit to Russia

Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, begins on Thursday an official visit to Russia, where he will meet with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin informed that both heads of State foresee on Friday the discussion of the perspectives of a deepening of the Russian-Cuban strategic association in many fields and the exchange of opinions on international and regional issues.

The trip of the Cuban statesman to Russia comes after the signing in Havana of collaboration agreements valued at more than $200 million USD, in the presence of Cuban government vice president, Ricardo Cabrisas, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov.

Cabrisas and Borisov presided over the 16th session of the intergovernmental commission, parallel to the celebration of the Havana International Fair, in which the Russia-Latin America Forum was also hosted.

The agreements are related to a wide range of areas such as energy, with the modernization of three electricity generation blocks: metallurgical, sports, and culture, among others. The relationships between Russia and Cuba are also excellent and are based on the traditional bonds of friendship between the peoples from both countries.

Havana and Moscow maintain a highest level exchange and political dialogue, which has been fruitful and useful to promote bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest.

The bilateral relations have a high priority granted by both governments. Cuba and Russia have a high level of agreement in their vision towards the different issues of the international agenda, the defense of peace and the role of international institutions.

Cuba also thanks the permanent position of the Russian government, its Parliament, several institutions and its people, in solidarity with the demand to end the U.S. blockade.

The Duma (Russian lower chamber) and the Council of the Russian Federation (Russian Senate) recently approved resolutions and calls to the UN, the international community and the world’s parliaments to reject the U.S. siege against Cuba.

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