HAVANA, Nov. 5 (ACN) Russia is confirmed as one of Cuba's main economic and commercial partners, Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, said during the official opening of the Eurasian nation's stand at the 37th International Havana Fair (FIHAV 2019).
The broad Russian presence at the event is an example of the importance given by both countries to their peers, and according to Malmierca, the potential for bilateral trade is expanded.
Russia plays an important role in different spheres of Cuban economic life and it is necessary to expand the presence of Cuban goods and services in the Eurasian power, the Cuban minister added.
He also wished great success and urged those present to make the joint projects a reality and referred to Cuba's fulfillment of its commitments to Russia, despite the conditions arising from the US blockade.
For their part, Russian officials thanked the opportunity to participate in FIHAV, the largest Cuban trade fair and one of the most representatives in the region, and stressed the organization and quality of it.
FIHAV 2019 takes place shortly after the conversations between the presidents of the two nations and the meeting of the Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, with Russian executives of companies linked to the banking, transportation, oil, export, automotive and tourism sectors, as well as the meeting with the Russian PM, Dimitri Medvedev.