Russia and Cuba to revive ties with nuclear cooperation
Posted : Fri, 28 Nov 2008 09:51:05 GMT
Author : DPA
Havana – Russia and Cuba are to revive their historically close ties,
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro
said after talks in Havana late Thursday. Medvedev and Castro met for
several hours and, in a demonstration of friendship, Castro also joined
the Russian president in visiting a recently opened Russian Orthodox
church in the capital of the communist country.
Moscow plans to step up cooperation with Havana in the area of nuclear
energy as well as oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico,
Cuba was the last stop on his tour of Latin America, during which he
also visited Brazil and Venezuela after attending the Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Peruvian capital Lima.
In Venezuela, the Russian president had also signed cooperation
agreements in the field of nuclear energy with Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, while stressing that the countries' partnership did not imply a
threat to other countries.
Moscow also plans to sell weapons, vehicles as well as other industrial
products in Cuba and across Latin America.