Valentine Matancita: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said that Russia will help to reconstruct the Cuban Railways, reports TASS.
Matvienko said that the project has already been discussed and signed with the leadership of the country in person. According to her, it will radically change the transport infrastructure in the country. “Will be replaced with rolling stock, and increased speed of trains”, — said the head of the Federation Council.
However, the agreement is not yet ratified by Cuba, said the speaker. She said that Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Ruiz will personally see that the domestic procedures were performed as quickly as possible. The financing plan also approved, already there are negotiations between Russian Railways and Railways of Cuba.
Matviyenko also said that Russia intends to adopt a long-term plan for the development of relations with Cuba until 2030. The countries plan to cooperate not only in energy but also in industry, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. The speaker added that the government and citizens of Cuba expressed gratitude to Russia during his visit.
In early October, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has promised to support Cuba. He said that Russia will continue to strengthen the strategic partnership with the island.
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