The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is on an official visit to Cuba. Havana is the first stop on the diplomat’s tour of Latin America.
The Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emilio Lozada Garcia and the Russian ambassador to Havana, Andrei Guskov greeted the minister upon his arrival.
On the one day stop in Havana, Lavrov is to meet with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. The Cuban Foreign Minister last visited Moscow in May.
Trade and economic cooperation, cultural and humanitarian issues and regional and global issues will be on the discussions’ agenda. Lavrov is in Havana to continue the process of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
Minister Lavrov has visited Cuba on official business numerous times. His last visit took place in April 2014.
After the discussions in Havana, Lavrov will head to Brazil to attend the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) foreign ministers conference. He will participate in a series of bilateral meetings.