HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 1 (ACN) Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas concluded his working visit to the Russian Federation, where he developed an intense program, including the meeting of the bilateral Intergovernmental Commission and consultations with the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to analyze the request for the Caribbean island as an Observer State of that body.
The Cuban leader held more than thirty meetings with senior political authorities of the government, Parliament, ministers, heads of entities and executives of companies that have a direct relationship with Cuba, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry on its website Cubaminrex.
On his last working day, Cabrisas met with Dmitri Zverev, Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, with whom he analyzed the state of relations in the rail, automotive and maritime sectors.
During the visit, the excellent state of political relations between both countries was strengthened, with common positions in defense of multilateralism, international law, justice and cooperation, as well as the character of strategic partner and ally that exists between Cuba and Russia.
In addition, it was agreed to work on the preparation of the 18th Session of the Intergovernmental Commission, which will take place next November.
The Cuban delegation also included Ana Teresita Gonzalez, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment; Emilio Lozada, General Director of Bilateral Affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, and other government officials and the Cuban Embassy in Russia.