The expert commented on the visit of the President of Cuba in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Gerasimovaa in fotoracconti Havana. Archival photoThe expert commented on the visit of the President of Cuba in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Gerasimovaa the image Bank

The Chairman of state Council and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Kanel ‘ Bermudez will make his first visit to Russia to confirm the strategic dialogue between Moscow and Havana, said the expert of the Russian Institute for strategic studies (RISS) Dmitri Brown.

The Chairman of state Council and Council of Ministers of Cuba visit to Russia will begin November 1, and November 2, will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

«I think that the key and Central theme is, of course, trade and economic cooperation, which in recent years is gaining momentum: a number of our companies go for the implementation of projects in the Cuban economy – from the company «Rosneft» to the Railways infrastructure in the region,» the expert said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

«In political terms would be confirmed by the strategic dialogue between our countries, and, of course, in addition to direct Dating (leaders), will be nominated the key priority areas, which will stick to Cuba in the near future, including in relations with the United States,» he added.

In addition, the expert commented on the possibility of discussing military-technical cooperation of the parties. According to him, the VTS is a traditional sphere of cooperation between our countries will be discussed, but it will be a priority, despite the fact that a significant part of military equipment and weapons in Cuba, the age and needs upgrading.

«Here (in military technology) process is thumb,» explained Brown, noting that the discussion of military issues will depend on the Cuban side.

In turn, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that the theme of VTS will actively appear on the agenda during the visit in Russia of the leader of Cuba.

On the question of how Cuba is dependent on Russia, the expert said that now it is impossible to compare the dependence of Cuba on Russia with dependence on the Soviet Union, since Cuba over the past two decades has managed to seriously diversify its external economic relations.

«This is not to say that it very much depends on cooperation with Russia. In the past Cuba has seriously developed ties with China, European countries, Latin American partners, so here I would talk about the mutual dependence between Russia, which is interested in developing its export potential in the Cuban direction, respectively inverse relationship with Cuba,» explained Brown.

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