31 Oct 2018 12:42

Putin, Cuban leader to discuss military-technical cooperation - Peskov

MOSCOW. Oct 31 (Interfax) - Bilateral military-technical cooperation will be high on the agenda of the talks between the presidents of Russia and Cuba, Vladimir Putin and Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, in Moscow this week, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

The press asked Peskov on Wednesday whether Putin and Diaz-Canel Bermudez might discuss military cooperation and loans for buying Russian military hardware at their meeting on November 2.

"As for the upcoming contacts with the head of the Cuban Council of State and Council of Ministers, we can presume that military-technical cooperation will be actively discussed as an item on the agenda," Peskov said.

Peskov declined to comment on reports that Moscow might give Cuba a loan of about $50 million to buy Russian weapons. "I cannot give you more details, but military-technical cooperation will be on the agenda," he said.