Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque Concludes Official Visit to Russia
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- 11 / 14 / 2008
“I have found here very cold temperatures but the affection and friendship of the Russian people are as warm as in the Caribbean,” he noted.
During his visit to Moscow, the Cuban diplomat met with high-ranking government officials such as President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
He added that during his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Serguei Lavrov, they confirmed a common interest in further developing bilateral relations.
At the end of the official talks, Perez Roque and Lavrov signed a Joint Declaration and a plan for political consultations between the foreign ministries of both countries.
The Cuban diplomat stressed that there is potential to strengthen economic and trade relations between Cuba and Russia and that both countries are interested in increasing cooperation.