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Russia, Cuba commit to advance strategic partnership


Havana, 20 February 2024 (TDI): On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov conducted talks with his Cuban counterpart. Russia and Cuba reiterated the commitment to advance bilateral strategic partnership through various means.

On his official tour to the Latin American region, Minister Lavrov visited Cuba. Sergey Lavrov was received by the President of Cuba Diaz-Canel Bermudez. He engaged in discussions with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba. 

The meetings covered crucial global and regional topics, emphasizing the strong and enduring bilateral relations between Russia and Cuba. Additionally, They discussed methods to strengthen bilateral ties and enhance coordination in the international arena.

The official meetings were conducted in an atmosphere of mutual friendship and trust. Both sides exchanged views on politics, trade, economics, investment, culture, and humanitarian cooperation.

Foreign Ministers meeting

“Today we confirmed our readiness for further boosting trade, economic and investment cooperation,” Sergey Lavrov told reporters following discussions with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, his Cuban counterpart.

“Not long ago, we made decisions that established a full-fledged legal and contractual framework for cooperation in the economic area. The Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, and science-technical cooperation played a special role in this respect.

We confirmed the sides’ interest in holding the next meeting of this structure in the coming 2-3 months,” Sergey Lavrov added.

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Both sides reiterated their commitment to stand united against interference in sovereign states’ internal affairs, condemning unilateral sanctions in violation of the UN Charter. They also resolved to work towards a just multipolar world order based on genuine equality among states. 

The Russian side affirmed that they believe the application of illegal sanctions against Havana is causing enormous damage to the island’s economy and restricts the natural rights of Cuban citizens to live in dignity and choose their path of development.

It further stated that this action is contrary to the fundamental principles and rules of the UN Charter.

Natasha Matloob
Natasha Matloob
The writer is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations from National Defense University, Islamabad.

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