Havana and Moscow: Now, the Future and the Shadow of the Past

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The Cuban Revolution marked it's sixtieth anniversary on January 1, 2019, with May 8, 2020, marking another important milestone in Cuban history; the sixtieth anniversary of the recommencement of diplomatic relations between Havana and Moscow.1 At this important juncture, the bilateral relationship remains significant for both Havana and Moscow, demonstrated during Dmitry Medvedev's Russian Prime Minster, October 2019 visit to Cuba where Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Cuban President stated, 

I would like to once again confirm to you and your Government that we highly appreciate the excellent bilateral relations between our countries and the alignment of our stands on major issues of the international agenda. We also confirm our intention, during your visit, to promote the development and strengthening of our economic, trade and financial relations as well as our ties in other areas of cooperation. (Russian Government 2019a) 

Díaz-Canel would continue, "As part of today's talks, we also noted progress in Russia's effective participation in Cuba's plan for socioeconomic development to 2030 in areas such as energy, transport (four types), industry, biotechnology, agriculture and others" (Russian Government 2019a). 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCuban International Relations at 60
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Global Connections
Editors Mervyn J. Bain, Chris Walker
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781793630193
ISBN (Print)9781793630186
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2021

Publication series

NameLexington Series on Cuba
PublisherLexington Press


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