29 Oct 2018 20:38

Russia, Cuba see 17% rise in trade last year - Deputy PM Borisov

HAVANA. Oct 29 (Interfax) - The trade between Russia and Cuba stood at $300 million last year, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said at an opening of the Russian exposition at the ExpoCuba exhibition in Havana on Monday.

"The trade between Russia and Cuba increased 17% in 2017 and amounted to nearly $300 million," Borisov said.

Cuba is Russia's long-standing strategic partner, the deputy prime minister said.

He identified rail communications, machine-building, metallurgy, aviation, chemical, light industries, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture as especially important areas of cooperation.