By Antonio Rondon Garcia, St. Petersburg, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba exchanged ideas on Thursday about the open prospects for cooperation between the two countries in health, education and culture, among other areas, in the framework of the 2nd Eurasian Women’s Forum.
St. Petersburg’s governor, Gueorgui Poltavchenko, stressed that his city, with six percent of the national production of drugs, strengthens collaboration with the Caribbean island in that regard, during a meeting with Cuban Vice President, Beatriz Johnson Urrutia.
During the talks at the Smolni Palace, Parliament headquarters of this city, Poltavchenko said that Russia is looking for the possibility of any kind of exchange with the Caribbean nation in terms of health, from supplies to the creation of joint ventures in Cuba.
He also referred to the opportunities of a fruitful scientific exchange in health, as well as students and specialists from both states.
The governor of St. Petersburg noted that some 15 Cuban students are studying in different universities in this city and considered that number can increase.
The Cuban vice president thanked the Russian participation in the celebration in 2019 of the 500th anniversary of Havana and recalled that Santiago de Cuba, which previously celebrated it, is also, as St. Petersburg, a hero city.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is expected to attend the forum on Thursday.