President of Cuba rejects unilateral coercive measures against Russia

President of Cuba rejects unilateral coercive measures against Russia | News

The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, rejected on Tuesday the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the West on Russia during a speech from the State Duma as part of his official visit to the Eurasian nation.


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The president affirmed that Cuba “strongly condemns the sanctions imposed unilaterally unfairly against Russia. The reasons for the current conflict in the area must be found in the aggressive policy of the United States and in the expansion of NATO to the borders with Russia”.

Similarly, the head of state emphasized that Havana has systematically denounced coercive measures in international forums while he pointed out that Cuba is in favor of a negotiated solution to the current conflict.

However, Díaz-Canel specified that despite the sanctions, the current global crisis and the difficult situation of both countries after the “unfair” sanctions, there are a series of bilateral projects that “have been developed successfully.”

In this sense, the president highlighted hydrocarbon exploration in the Boca de Jaruco area “where innovative methods are being used and hydrocarbon production is growing.”

In turn, he stressed that both countries are working on the modernization of “an important steel plant. We expect to complete the first phase of this project, related to the modernization of the foundry, in the near future.”

Likewise, the president announced that the president of the Cuban National Assembly, Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández, will visit Russia shortly, meanwhile, he recalled the visit of the president of the State Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, last February.

In line, he emphasized that parliamentary relations between Russia and Cuba constitute “an important pillar of bilateral ties and a key piece for the promotion and development of our economic, commercial, financial and cooperation ties.”

Díaz-Canel is scheduled to hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, with whom he will pay tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the inauguration of a monument in his honor in the homonymous square.