Dmitry Medvedev congratulates Manuel Marrero Cruz on his election as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba

The message reads in part:

“Russia and Cuba are linked by friendly and partner-like relations. Trade and economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation continues to develop dynamically. Important joint infrastructure projects in the energy, industrial and transport sectors are being implemented.

I would like to reaffirm our readiness for active work at the government level, so as to expand bilateral cooperation across the board and advance new promising initiatives in various fields.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and also to congratulate you on Liberation Day, the national holiday of the Republic of Cuba.”