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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla

24 September 202100:56

On September 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly session in New York.

The parties exchanged views on topical aspects regarding the development of bilateral strategic partnership, including in the trade and economic sphere. The ministers underscored their mutual striving for more profound cooperation in high-priority fields.

Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla thanked the Russian side for sending humanitarian relief aid deliveries to Cuba and pointed out that this was a true manifestation of traditional friendly relations between the two countries.

The foreign ministers said they emphatically rejected the practice of applying unilateral sanctions running counter to the norms of international law. They supported fundamental goals and principles of the UN Charter, and reaffirmed their consolidated position on the need to unhesitatingly abolish the island's trade, economic and financial blockade, imposed by the United States.

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