Russian FM Highlights Economic Interests in Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 29 (acn) The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguei Lavrov, who was on an official visit to Cuba since Monday, highlighted on Tuesday the interest of several of his country's companies in possible economic investments on the island.
As main area, he highlighted the Special Development Area of Mariel, west of the capital. He said that the new opening-up of Cuba in the field of investment makes it possible to expand Cuban-Russian cooperation programs planned until 2020, focused mainly in the pharmaceutical and energy spheres, assessed as satisfactory so far.
In talks with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez the Russian FM pointed out that relations between the two countries are not only strategic, but of fraternity and rock-solid.
The Russian diplomat reiterated his country's condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, and stressed that in spite of these difficulties the Cuban people has not lost its warm and fraternal essence in any circumstance.