Post sponsored by NewzEngine.com

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Source: Government of the Russian Federation – An important disclaimer is located at the bottom of this article.

Meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation

March 15, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of the Republic of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas at a meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation

March 15, 2024

Dmitry Chernyshenko at a meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation

March 15, 2024

Dmitry Chernyshenko at a meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation

March 15, 2024

Previous news Next news

Meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko, together with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment of the Republic of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas, held the 21st meeting of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Moscow.

“Cuba is a reliable ally of Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel have repeatedly emphasized the importance of developing a strategic partnership between our countries. Today’s meeting confirms the course towards strengthening Russian-Cuban relations,” said the Russian Deputy Prime Minister.

During the plenary meeting of the commission, the parties discussed the current state and prospects for the development of interaction in the field of bilateral trade and investment, industry, energy, transport, tourism, construction, healthcare, agriculture, communications, customs, science, education, culture and sports.

“We have established a rhythmic and frank dialogue with our Cuban partners across the entire spectrum of interaction in the trade, economic, investment, scientific, educational, cultural and humanitarian spheres,” said Dmitry Chernyshenko. – Over the past year, we have done a lot of work in terms of intensifying Russian-Cuban project activities. The traditional basis of our interaction is projects in the industrial and energy sectors.”

In turn, Ricardo Cabrisas noted that last year was a turning point for Russian-Cuban cooperation. “The foundations have been laid to ensure the effective participation of representatives of the Russian business community in the implementation, on a mutually beneficial basis, of the national plan for the socio-economic development of Cuba until 2030,” he said. – Today we are optimistic about the future of relations between our countries. We are allies and strategic partners. In recent years, our relationship has strengthened significantly. However, we must not stop there. It is necessary to achieve concrete results, taking into account the urgent needs of our countries and the development prospects that we share.”

The parties noted that last year an agreement was signed to encourage the participation of domestic investors in Russian-Cuban projects in Cuba. “This made it possible to launch a new model of interaction between our countries in the project, investment and trade and economic spheres. Over the past year, more than 100 Russian companies from various sectors of the economy, such as heavy industry, energy, banking, agriculture, information technology and others, have joined work in Cuba, Dmitry Chernyshenko emphasized. – We offered our Cuban partners the best Russian practices in introducing electronic systems for calculating and collecting taxes. Activities in this area are already included in the joint plan for the development of key areas of cooperation in the trade and economic sphere until 2030.”

“As a result of joint work with Cuban partners, a new legal framework was created, which laid the foundation for expanding cooperation in various areas of interaction,” noted Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia Vladimir Ilyichev. “On the one hand, Russian business was provided with preferences for working in Cuba, and on the other, potential was laid for the modernization of the Cuban economy and its subsequent comprehensive development.”

The Deputy Minister also recalled that, on the initiative of the Russian Government, a headquarters was created on the basis of VEB.RF to coordinate and ensure the implementation of Russian-Cuban investment projects.

“During a meeting of the working group on trade and economic cooperation and priority projects, we reached an agreement on the creation of a similar structure in Cuba,” noted Vladimir Ilyichev. “To optimize the process of implementing investment projects, the headquarters prepared a “road map” with a list of technical issues for Cuban partners.”

During the meeting of the intergovernmental commission, the parties also noted successes in the tourism industry: in 2023, the number of Russian tourists in Cuba amounted to 185 thousand people, which exceeded the pre-pandemic level. At the same time, a full-scale launch of receiving Mir cards took place in Cuba.

Ricardo Cabrisas said that Cuba considers it necessary to consider, together with Russia, the possibility of issuing Mir cards by Cuban banks. “Now it is necessary to ensure the effective operation of the World cards in Cuba and jointly consider the possibility of issuing these cards by Cuban banks,” he said.

Following the meeting, the parties signed five agreements in various fields, including education, geological exploration and healthcare.

The meeting of the intergovernmental commission was attended by representatives of relevant Russian and Cuban departments, as well as companies implementing joint projects in various areas of mutual interest.

Note; This information is raw content directly from the source of the information. This is exactly what the source states and does not reflect the position of MIL-OSI or its clients.

Please note; This information is raw content directly from the information source. It is accurate to what the source is stating and does not reflect the position of MIL-OSI or its clients.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

MIL OSI News (multilanguage service)