Posted: 30.09.2022 09:34:00

Ambassador: Cuba, Belarus must liaise and jointly resist sanctions

Cuba and Belarus have developed not just friendship, but mutual love and concrete interaction in all areas of the economy, politics and public life – as noted by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Cuba to Belarus, Santiago Perez Benitez, during a Cuban delegation’s meeting with deputies of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus


The parties met to discuss trade and economic ties between the two countries.

“Our relations with Belarus are very strong, they are at a fairly high level,” the diplomat said. “Of course, we co-operate and jointly resist sanctions. We are rendering assistance to Belarus, and Belarus is helping us. I am convinced that your country will stand ground and overcome the sanctions pressure, just as the freedom-loving Cuban people – who have been living under sanctions for 60 years – have done.”

According to Santiago Perez Benitez, Belarus and Cuba should be more flexible in their approach to co-operation. It is necessary to further strengthen relations in all areas.

“With each meeting, new horizons for our interaction emerge. In my opinion, a qualitative shift should be made in the IT industry, agriculture, animal husbandry and crop production, modernisation of equipment and creation of new production. The economies of our two countries are similar. Cuba, like Belarus, has achieved great potential in this regard. I think that the possibilities of co-operation between Belarus and Cuba will never be exhausted,” the diplomat stressed.