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Cuba-Russia, foundations of strategic cooperation

Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba are permanently reinforcing the foundations of their strategic cooperation, now with new impulses in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), in the midst of a complex international panorama.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, the Russian ambassador to this country, Victor Koronelli, pointed out that Cuba became the first country in the Latin American region to receive observer status in the Eurasian Economic Union.

In addition, in January this year, the 3rd meeting of the Joint Commission of Cuba and the Eurasian Economic Commission was held here, where practical aspects of the Cuban participation in integration and investment projects in the Eurasian space were addressed, he commented.

Mutual trade of pharmaceutical products in the EAEU has multiplied two and a half times in recent years, he said. This opens up opportunities for Cuba, with unique innovations and revolutionary medicines, including those for cancer treatment, as well as adult and child vaccination.

All this can be in great demand in the domestic pharmacological market of the EAEU, whose Gross Domestic Product, despite strong sanctions against Russia and Belarus, grew by 3.7 percent in 2023, Koronelli said.