HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 24 (ACN) The Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, held on Monday a meeting with the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Evgueni Dietrich, at the headquarters of that body in Moscow.
The meeting assessed the progress of projects underway and under negotiation between the two countries, especially in the areas of railways, automotive and maritime-port transportation.
The Cuban Vice President was accompanied by the Vice-Ministers of Transport, Nayma Acosta, and of Energy and Mines, Yuri Viamontes, as well as other directors and officials.
Cabrisas also had a fraternal meeting with the first Vice President of the State DUMA, Ivan Mielnikov.
During the meeting, the First Vice President of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation also transmitted a message of solidarity and support to Cuba in view of the recent measures to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade adopted by the Administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
For his part, Cabrisas thanked the traditional position of principles of the state DUMA in favor of the Cuban people's battle against the blockade, patented through the approval every year of a Resolution in the plenary of said legislative body, rejecting and demanding an end to this illegal policy.
During the course of this day, Vice President Cabrisas also met with the General Director of the Russian Export Center, Andrei Slepniev; with the General Director of the Export Insurance Company EXIAR, Nikita Gusakov; with the Vice President of Promsviazbank, Alexei Tiupanov; with the General Manager of the railway transport company SINARA, and with the President of the United Composite Technologies Company, Karen Chaglasyan, who recently signed the creation of the first Cuban-Russian joint venture in the Mariel Special Development Zone to produce composite materials for the construction sector.
Cabrisas, who arrived in Moscow last September 18, is developing an intense work agenda in the Russian capital, which included the inauguration at the EXPOCENTER fairgrounds of the First National Exhibition of Exports of Cuban Goods and Services in Russia, and the celebration of the XVII session of the Cuban-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technical Collaboration.