Cuban President will participate in XVIII NAM Summit

Baku, Oct 21.- The Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will attend the XVIII summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, to be held on the 25 and 26 of this month in this capital, diplomatic sources advanced this weekend.


According to those sources here, the trip will be part of a European tour that will also include official visits to Ireland, Belarus and Russia.

Earlier this month, Havana visited the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, who attended, along with his fellow Cuban, the signing of more than a dozen agreements in sectors such as transport, energy, textiles and aeronautics.

In November of last year the Cuban president made a fruitful official visit to Russia, where he met with his counterpart Vladimir Putin, with whom he reaffirmed the strategic and growing nature of the links between the two nations.

Díaz-Canel Bermúdez also spoke on that occasion with the top leaders of the Duma (Russian lower house), Viacheslav Volodin, and the Federation Council (Russian Senate), Valentina Matvienko.

In all cases, the Russian side rejected the aggressive US policy against Cuba and reiterated the rejection of the genocidal and inhuman economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island.

Russia actively participates in the development program of the largest of the Antilles until 2030 in almost all areas, especially energy, transport, railways and metallurgy, among others.

As a preamble to Medvedev’s visit to Cuba, the seventeenth session of the intergovernmental commission for economic-commercial and scientific-technical collaboration, as well as the first Cuban Exhibition in this nation, met in Moscow.

Russia and Cuba went from a commercial exchange of 180 million dollars, in 2014, to at least 500 million this year, while Moscow confirms its willingness to increase those ties, despite the harassment of the US government to the island. (Prensa Latina)