Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
On January 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by telephone with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.
The two foreign ministers reviewed current aspects of the development of the bilateral strategic partnership, including trade and economic cooperation. They pledged their countries’ commitment to expand cooperation in priority areas.
Foreign Minister Lavrov noted the similarity in the two countries’ approaches to supporting the fundamental goals and principles in the UN Charter and the principled disapproval of the use of unilateral sanctions, a practice that flies in the face of international law. They reaffirmed their common position on the need for the trade, economic and financial sanctions on Cuba to be lifted by the United States as soon as possible. Sergey Lavrov unequivocally condemned Washington’s decision to include Cuba on the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.