Technical Cooperation

In addition, it was agreed to supply Cuba with Russian aircraft, buses, cars and trucks. Also agreed that Russia would participate in the restoration of the railway complex of Cuba. Already this year there was Official visit of the Cuban leader Raul Castro in Moscow (January 28 – February 4, 2009), during which agreements were signed on the allocation of state credit to Cuba, as well as the opening of Russian banks, credit lines a number of leading Cuban enterprises. Among the agreements signed during the visit of Raul Castro, is fundamentally important to the “Memorandum on the principles of strategic cooperation, as well as nine other agreements. This a good basis for a gradual increase of effort and achievement in key areas such as aviation, energy, transportation, and education. Cuba is interested in the participation of Russian companies in developing oil mining and refining, both onshore and in deep waters. On the Cuban market is in high demand, Russian spare parts for equipment of sugar factories, enterprises, the nickel industry, locomotive and rolling stock, railways, automobiles, agricultural machinery, etc.

The most promising projects – construction on the island of tpp with capacity of 600 megawatts, creating Aeroflot joint venture with Cubana de Aviacion, establish a stable supply of Russian electricity, construction and agricultural equipment. Continuing the development of international relations is designed to serve and 27-th International Fair of Havana fihav 2009, which will be held at the Exhibition Centre expocuba 2-7 November 2009 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Investment and Cooperation, Chamber of Commerce of Cuba. Havana organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Participation in the 27 th International Fair fihav in Havana makes it possible for Russian companies to conclude later this year, the actual contracts for the supply of required equipment, products and services for real money and real support from the state.