Cuban Prime Minister to Attend Saint Petersburg Forum

Cuban Prime Minister to Attend Saint Petersburg Forum

Petersburg Forum

The Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrerowill participate in the issue 25 of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum which begins today, announced Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zajárova.

According to the official, apart from the eventthe head of the Cuban government will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who will attend the event, the TASS news agency reported.

Earlier, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s Latin America department, Alexandr Schetinin, reported that Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez and the country’s Foreign Minister Carlos Faría will also be in Spief, which begins this Wednesday.

He told the Sputnik news agency that the leaders of the South American nation are planning a meeting with the head of Russian diplomacy.

On June 3, Zajárova indicated that the development of cooperation between Russia and Latin America will have its place in the 25th issue of Spief.

“The Latin American part of the next forum will focus on discussing new forms of interaction. It is important that the Latin American and Caribbean countries that have not joined the anti-Russian sanctions are our reliable economic partners,” he stressed.

He emphasized that promoting cooperation is a priority for both sides, it will be implemented pragmatically and without ideological dogma.

“We assume that we will develop these relations in the interests of the peoples,” Zajárova stressed, stressing Moscow’s decision to develop these relations to the extent that every country in the Latin American region is ready.

This Wednesday, the adviser to the Russian president for international affairs, Yuri Ushakov, confirmed the participation of official delegations from more than 40 countries in the forum.

“It is quite difficult to travel to St. Petersburg for objective reasons, but quite a large number of guests are expected,” said the senior official, referring to the more than 10,000 foreign sanctions affecting travel and business with Russia.

However, Ushakov stressed that the delegations of Armenia and Kazakhstan will attend the event, led by their presidents, as well as others including vice-presidents, deputy prime ministers, ministers, governors and senators.

He noted that leaders from key international organizations and associations will also attend, including the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries, the World Coal Association, the Economic Community of Central African States, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Eurasian Economic Commission, among others. . .

He also mentioned that official representatives of countries hostile to Russia will not be present in Spief.