Cuban President Raul Castro concluded today his three-day stay in this country where he met with top authorities and got an extensive repercussion in Russian press.
Most of media, included Rossia 24, Channel One, Channel 5 and Russia Today television channels, as well as Ria Novosti and Itar-Tass news agencies, highlighted the friendship nature of the meetings held on Wednesday.
Raul Castro met with Russian head of State Dmitri Medvedev in the Gorki resident, and with his peer Vladimir Putin in the Novo-Ogoriovo resident, both outside this capital.
According to Ria Novosti news agency, Raul Castro described as “intensive and very important” the work visit and stated that to meet again with old friends was always a pleasure.
The state-run Rossia 24 television channel said Putin and the Cuban president embraced as old friends and expressed many times their satisfaction to meet again.
Channel One stated that both nations have the intention to continue in the future cooperation in transportation, energy, cosmos, telecommunications and pharmaceutical field.
Moscow’s TVTS television channel noted that among both States’ collaboration plans is tourism development, after Russia broke its historic record, with more than 74,000 tourists to Cuba.
Russia Today channel, in its Spanish-language version, also highlighted statements by presidential assistant Yuri Ushakov about investment plans of a Russian company in the hydrocarbon sector in Cuba.
Cuban Minister Council Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Russian Ushakov, Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov, and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov also attended the meetings.