Today, October 8, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a Council of Ministers vice president, received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovakia, His Excellency Mr. Robert Fico, who is making an official visit to the country, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, the honorable Miroslav Lajcak; and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the honorable Peter Kazimir, as well as other government representatives.
During the meeting, which took place at the Council of Ministers headquarters, both officials agreed on the good state of bilateral relations, especially in regards to the longstanding ties between the two nations in the spheres of economy and trade, and highlighted progress made in recent years, evidenced through agreements related to finance, education, culture and sports among others.
Cabrisas emphasized the important contribution Slovakia has made to the development of Cuba’s energy sector, and its recent expansion. For his part, the Slovakian Prime Minister expressed his interest in broadening bilateral exchanges and exploring new business and investment opportunities in Cuba.
At the end of the meeting a Memorandum of Understanding relating to cooperation in the field of energy was signed between the Electric Union of Cuba and Slovakian companies SES Tlmace and Eximbank