Havana, Sep 6 (ACN) Cuba and Russia signed today a collaboration protocol on new projects and the execution of investments at the closing ceremony for the 11th session of the Transport Group of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission.
Naima Alfonso Acosta, Cuba´s Deputy Minister of Transport, and Dmitry Zverev, Russian Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Transport, signed the agreement.
This protocol is very important and is part of the work developed throughout the year, and one of its aims is the renewal of the Cuban railway infrastructure, Alfonso Acosta told the press.
It is a very extensive agreement, covering all branches of the economy and the Cuban people must trust in the Ministry of Transport, because we are working for an improvement in the population services and in the transportation of goods in the country, she asserted.
The protocol includes issues related to aviation such as the preparation of technicians, flight engineers, pilots, as well as the aviation personnel and increase their qualification.
It also includes aspects of maritime activity such as developing new business for the ports, the country's cabotage infrastructure and many others that need to continue working in the future.
For his part, Zverev also said that they agreed to work together on rail, maritime and aviation transport, and to carry out investment projects involving Russian companies.
As a novelty, he announced the creation of a collaboration agreement to increase airworthiness, that is, the measure of the aircraft's capacity to operate in safe conditions, which was signed in January this year.
Both representatives agreed that the agreement is largely due to the longstanding and friendly relations between Cuba and Russia.