Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Bilateral Relations: Cuba and Russia sign agreement to enhance ties

Cuba and Russia have signed a diplomatic agreement according to official sources.

The document, which is believed to push their bilateral ties forward in 2007, was signed by Russian Vice Foreign Minister Sergei Ivanovich Kisliak and his Cuban counterpart Eumelio Caballero.

According to an official text circulated in Havana, the new agreement is an expression of the unity of both governments' will to enhance cooperation and bilateral ties. It demonstrates a sustained inter-government exchange enhanced by a visit to Cuba by Russian Prime Minister Mijail Fradkov this year.

Under the agreement, a political consultation program on bilateral ties and the international and regional situation was created between the two foreign ministries.