Politics 01-11-2018

Russia highlights the constant military cooperation with Cuba

Issues related to military cooperation between Russia and Cuba are always on the agenda of bilateral relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

The president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will pay a visit to Russia from November 1 to 3 and the Russian government does not rule out that the issue of technical and military cooperation will be on the agenda of the official visit.

"It is an issue that is constantly on the agenda of bilateral relations, it is an absolutely normal practice, I do not want to give any details as it is a very sensitive area of cooperation," said Peskov, responding to a question from journalists on what issues of Military cooperation will be discussed at the next meeting of the presidents of Cuba and Russia.

Peskov stressed that both Russia and Cuba seek to continue strengthening ties between the two countries.

"This has nothing to do with any issue of the cold war, it is a permanent component of Russia's foreign policy, we value good relations with Cuba," he said.

He also added that Russia seeks to increase trade with Cuba.

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