Havana, Sep 21 (ACN) Ricardo Cabrisas, deputy prime minister of Cuba, began a working visit to Russia Monday, Ana Teresita Gonzalez, Cuban first deputy minister of foreign trade and foreign investment, said on Twitter.
As part of his work agenda, he held a fraternal meeting with Valentina Matvienko, president of the Council of the Russian Federation. Both reviewed the excellent state of political relations between the two countries and confirmed their willingness to continue deepening them.
For his part, the Cuban ambassador to Russia, Gerardo Penalver, told Prensa Latina that in the last five years there has been significant progress in bilateral relations in all fields, including trade, scientific-technical, cultural, educational and humanitarian.
There are vital projects for Cuba's economic and social development, such as the modernization and rehabilitation of its railway infrastructure, with investments of more than one billion euros, the diplomat added.
This includes not only the upgrading of the railway track, but also the automation, creation and modernization of workshops, the import of engines and passenger cars, as well as doubling the speed of train movement, facilitating the transfer of passengers and their comfort, he concluded.