HAVANA, Cuba.- We are confident that on the current complex international stage, relations between Cuba and Russia will continue to strengthen for the mutual benefit of our peoples and governments, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez said.
In statements to the press following the signing of several agreements between the two sides, the official reception and official talks with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev, Diaz-Canel described the meeting as fruitful, sustained in an atmosphere of friendship, cordiality and full trust.
The Cuban President said that during the dialogue he sent a greeting to Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom, he announced, he will have the opportunity to meet at the end of this month in Moscow.
The Cuban President appreciated Russia’s strong and permanent stance against the blockade, intensified during the current U.S. Administration.
Links to Growing Development
President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez highlighted that during the official talks this Thursday with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev, they reviewed the growing development of ties in all areas during 2019.
The Cuban head of State added that we note the progress of Russia’s effective participation in our Economic-Social Development Plan until 2030, in sectors like energy, transport, industry, biotechnology, and agriculture, among others.
Diaz-Canel ratified the high level of political exchange and the great coincidence of views on the main issues of the international agenda, and he reiterated Cuba’s full opposition to NATO’s expansion to the Russian border.
The Cuban President said the signing of important agreements on Thursday reaffirms the mutual will to continue strengthening the legal framework protecting bilateral links.
Based on Mutual Respect and Friendship
Speaking to the press after witnessing with President Miguel Diaz-Canel the signing of several agreements in Havana, the Prime Minister of Russia, Dimitri Medvedev, reaffirmed his country’s stance of categorical rejection of the heated blockade imposed by the United States United to the island.
Medvedev said he was happy to return to Havana, a city that would soon turn 500, and where a spirit of renewal and dynamic development is evident.
The Russian Premier singled out Cuba as an important partner in Latin America, adding that bilateral ties are built in the long term, based on mutual respect and friendship.
Medvedev said the Russian government will continue to support the island in projects linked to sectors such as agriculture, transport and the digital area, among others, and expressed his conviction that relations between the two countries have a bright future.