Published On: Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014

Now Russia wants to improve economic relations with Cuba

CUBA-LA HABANA-CUBA RUSIA-FIRMA DE ACUERDOSHAVANA, Cuba - Deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin on Friday expressed his country´s willingness to increase collaboration in various fields and economic and commercial ties with Cuba.

“We are ready to expand economic and technical and trade cooperation, as Cuba in these times of changes in its economic and social model,” Rogozin said at the close of the 12th session of the Cuban-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic and scientific-technical cooperation.

Since last Tuesday, officials of the two countries participated in working groups at the headquarters of the central government offices.

During the meetings, issues related to cooperation in the fields of industry, health, transport, energy, education, sport, information technology, communications, customs relations, and the banking/financial sector were discussed.

Also, the Cuban officials gave the Russian side details of the Cuban export portfolio for 2015, a step aimed at enhancing and diversifying exports of the Caribbean nation in the Russian market, both in products and services.

At the close of the commission, a protocol was signed between the ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation and the Cuban science, technology and environment ministry, based on collaboration in this field.

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