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Russia and Cuba agree energy and aerospace cooperation

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Russia and Cuba agreed some aspects of their cooperation in the energy, railway and aerospace sectors, during which the co-presidents of the intergovernmental commission from both countries met and several agreements were signed.

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We agreed to draw up a long-term collaboration program, until 2030, Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister and co-chairman of the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission for economic-commercial and scientific-technical cooperation, said.

The objective is to increase the effectiveness of the energy infrastructure and put aside the external dependence on oil supplies, Borisov said during a ceremony held at the Russian government headquarters, in which the two countries signed bilateral agreements.

After three months of the last session of the 16th Intergovernmental Commission session, we outlined the parameters of some work directions such as the comprehensive modernization of Cuba's energy infrastructure, he said.

We are progressing projects of mutual benefit for both countries to modernize Cuba's railway network valued almost 2 million Euros for the next seven years, he added.

We agreed to divide it into two stages and optimize the necessary credits for the execution of that project, and considered that we will go to a concrete implementation in the immediate future, Borisov stressed.

Borisov met with Cuban Council of Ministers Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas, with whom he signed the Final Act of the 16th Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission.

Both officials attended the protocol signing for the introduction of amendments to the Russian-Cuban Convention on commercial navigation on November 3, 1992 by Russian Deputy Transport Minister, Yuri Tsvetkov and his Cuban peer, Naima Alfonso Acosta.

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