On January 22, a working meeting between REC’s Director General Andrey Slepnev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in the Russian Federation Gerardo Peñalver Portal took place in the Russian Export Center.
Participants from the Russian side also included Director General of EXIAR, Senior Vice President of REC Nikita Gusakov, Senior Vice President of REC Igor Zhuk.
The agenda of the meeting was to define a list of highest priority projects to be implemented in 2019.
The parties noted the growth of Russian export to Cuba, which, as of the end of 11 months of 2018, increased by 30%. Machines, equipment and vehicles constitute the basis of Russian export.
Andrey Slepnev emphasized that trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Cuba has had a solid foundation for many decades, and further development of these ties is a mutual goal of both countries.