Cuba receives 100,000 tons of Russian wheat
Published on Monday, May 24, 2010
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — A Russian ship is unloading at the Cuban city port
of Cienfuegos a wheat cargo that completes the 75 000 tons which is part
of a 100 000 donation made to Cuba.
Granma newspaper points out that this free shipments show the solidarity
of the Russian Federation to the Cuban people.
Previously, a 22 500 tons of Russian wheat donation had been made at the
beginning of 2009, and afterwards the two governments signed a
cooperation agreement in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma
in 2008 where the Russians committed to supply these 100 000.
A fourth ship is already on its way to Cuba to complete the agreement, a
example of the friendly relations between Cuba and the Russian Federation.