Cuba Strengthens Cooperation with Belarus

Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed appreciation for Belarus’s permanent support of Cuba against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade

Miguel Díaz-Canel (R) was received by Alexander Lukashenko.

The meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko and Cuban First Vice President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, will confirm their mutual desire to promote multi-sectoral cooperation.

During a meeting with the Cuban leader yesterday, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Evgeny Shestakov, declared that during the talks Lukashenko and Diaz-Canel will analyze important aspects of bilateral cooperation and an international agenda.

The program, to which Prensa Latina had access, will also include a meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister, Andrei Kobyakov.

Upon his arrival, Diaz-Canel expressed appreciation for Belarus’ permanent support of Cuba against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade.

He stated that there were very good prospects for cooperation between the two countries, according to the objectives set recently by the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, in areas such as transportation, agriculture, science and innovation – particularly in the biotechnology industry.

Diaz-Canel reiterated Cuba’s rejection of NATO’s eastward expansion, which is considered a threat to Belarus and Russia.

He also stressed the contribution of the Central European country to peace, particularly in searching a negotiated solution to the Ukrainian conflict, with the agreements approved in Minsk by the Contact Group. The Cuban vice president and his accompanying delegation laid a wreath today at the eternal flame that pays tribute to those fallen in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), located at the Victory Monument.

Today’s agenda includes a tour of the Minsk Vehicle Factory and the Memorial Complex “The Hill of Glory.”

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