Cuban president and Russian PM Dimitri Medvedev hold talks in Moscow Autor: ACN Publicado: 29/10/2019 | 02:28 pm
HAVANA, Oct 29 (ACN) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met today in Moscow with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, to whom he extended a special greeting from the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro.
During the meeting at the Russian government's Protocol Palace, Diaz-Canel stressed the great satisfaction in Cuba for Medvedev's meeting with Castro during his visit to Havana earlier this month, Prensa Latina reported.
The Cuban leader also highlighted the interest shown by the Russian PM not only to continue participating in the Caribbean island's development program until 2030, but also to suggest new ideas with a view to expanding cooperation.
For his part, Medvedev invited Diaz-Canel to participate in the Victory Day celebrations on May 9 next year, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the event.
The Cuban head of state had previously met with Russian businessmen and heard about the state of progress of joint projects, including metallurgy, machine building, energy, transportation and banking.
This meeting was attended by directors of energy companies such as InterRAO, Sinara (locomotives), GAZ (automobiles), Transneft and Zarubezhneft (petroleum), banks and the Russian Railway Company (RZHD by its Russian acronym), among others.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez; Communications, Jorge Luis Perdomo; Agriculture, Gustavo Rodriguez; Industry, Alfredo Lopez; and Transport, Eduardo Rodriguez; as well as Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca attended the meeting on the Cuban side.
During the day, Diaz-Canel also visited Zariadie Park, the Tretiakov art gallery and the boulevard of Arbat.