25 Sep 2018 21:28

Cuban leader invited to visit Russia - Lavrov

NEW YORK. Sept 25 (Interfax) - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has been invited to Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in New York.

Asked when Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Cuban counterpart, Lavrov said, "He has an invitation to visit Russia."

According to a statement on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website, Lavrov said that Moscow and Havana have "very close and warm friendly relations, both at the level of the heads of state and members of the government and between the foreign ministers."

"Today we discussed upcoming contacts planned at the political level, particularly in the context of the consideration of current issues in the development of our economic cooperation, and a meeting of the intergovernmental commission is being prepared. Of course, we discussed our joint work, the coordination of actions at the United Nations and on other international platforms," Lavrov said.