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Valentina Matvitenko: Russia remains committed to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership with Cuba

The Speaker of the Federation Council met with the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party.


The Speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, met with First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party Raul Castro Ruz during the official visit of a Federation Council delegation to the Republic of Cuba.

Valentina Matviyenko said Russia remained committed to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership with Cuba. She emphasised the role that members of parliament play in promoting further relations between Russia and Cuba.

According to the Federation Council Speaker, the majority of the members of the international community demand that the US sanctions against Cuba be lifted without delay. She believes that maintaining the sanctions is not just a vestige of the past but essentially an example of flagrant unlawful pressure that denies humanitarian values and obstructs the socioeconomic development of the country.

 Raul Castro Ruz noted the warm relations between our two countries, which have traditionally been friendly, and thanked Russia for its responsible and consistent position in the world arena.