Cuba Remains Russia's Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America
Moscow is completely satisfied with the "multidimensional cooperation"
between Russia and Cuba, the speaker of Russia's lower house of
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cuba remains the most trustworthy Russian partner
in Latin American and Caribbean States, the speaker of Russia's lower
house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, said Thursday.
"Cuba remains our most reliable and trustworthy partner in Latin America
and the Caribbean Basin… I would love to stress one more time, that we
are fully satisfied with the level of our countries' multidimensional
cooperation, which completely reflects a strategic nature
of Russia-Cuban relations," Naryshkin said at a meeting with Cuban
parliamentary president Esteban Lazo Hernandez.
Naryshkin also said that the intensity of the countries' bilateral
cooperation had increased. He added that he was planning to discuss
in detail with Hernandez the issues on interparliamentary cooperation.
Cuba and Russia have enjoyed warm relations dating back to Soviet times,
as both countries shared communism ideology which brought them closer
together. Moscow and Havana cooperate closely through ministerial and
parliamentary channels. In July 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin
visited Cuba where he declared Russia's intention to invest in Cuba's
offshore oil industry.
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