Cuban Head of State arrives in Russia on international tour

Cuban Head of State arrives in Russia on international tour | News

The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, arrived this Saturday in the Russian capital, Moscow, the second leg of an international tour focused on strengthening the commercial, economic and energy ties of the Caribbean nation, which will also take him to Türkiye and China. .

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In messages disseminated through the social networks of the Presidency, it was reported that Díaz-Canel arrived at the Vnùkovo 2 international airport, where he was welcomed by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Serguèi Riabkov.

According to the press, the head of state is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and will attend the inauguration on November 22 of a monument to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.

As he did in the previous country on the tour, Algeria, the president will address the bilateral agenda and international issues, and will carry out other activities to strengthen ties in economic, trade and finance matters.

Among other members of the Cabinet, Díaz-Canel is accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, and Deputy Prime Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas and Alejandro Gil Fernández, heads of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and Economy and Planning, respectively.

Previously, the Cuban ambassador to Russia, Julio Antonio Garmendía Peña, confirmed Díaz-Canel’s visit and his participation in the inauguration of the monument to Fidel Castro.

Likewise, the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, appreciated that Cuba is a very important partner for Russia. He added: “We look forward to the visit of Mr. President to Moscow and preparations for the contacts of the two heads of state are ongoing.”

This Friday the XIX Session of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic and Scientific-Technical Collaboration between the two countries concluded in Moscow. According to Russian media, the Cuban representatives at this meeting showed interest in stable imports of fertilizers, hydrocarbons and wheat from the Slavic nation.

Díaz-Canel’s international tour began this week with a visit to Algeria, whose government canceled the services of the debt that Cuba has with Algiers and postponed its repayment. Both nations also signed agreements related to the supply of fuel to Cuba and the offer of a solar power plant to produce electricity.