Russia will strengthen its strategic cooperation with Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua in "all areas" including the technical-military one, declared this Wednesday the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, during a speech in the Russian Parliament, according to agencies.
"As for Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, we have very close relations and strategic cooperation in all areas: in the economy, culture, education and technical-military cooperation," said the head of Russian diplomacy.
Lavrov pointed out that during recent talks with the leaders of the three countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to further strengthen ties with Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, says EFE.
""During President Putin's recent telephone conversations with his colleagues from these three states that are very close and friendly to us, they agreed to examine new ways to deepen our strategic partnership in all fields without exception", intervening in the State Duma (Lower House of the Russian Parliament),” Lavrov said.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro held a phone call last Thursday with his Russian counterpart in which he conveyed his rejection of "the campaigns of provocations and manipulations against Russia."
With the Cuban leader, Miguel Díaz-Canel, Putin spoke on Monday, amid increased tensions with the United States.
The leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, including the help in the fight against covid-19 that Moscow provides to Havana.