Golovchenko: mechanism for the supply of goods between Belarus and Cuba needs to be updated and modernised
The fact that Belarus and Cuba are strategic allies needs no extra confirmation and has been tested by time. We’ve always supported each other on all international platforms and built our economic and cultural relations – as noted by Belarus’ PM Roman Golovchenko at a meeting with his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero Cruz in Sochi.
The two countries boast some success this year, Roman Golovchenko stated, adding that Belarus-Cuba trade turnover increased several times compared to the same period last year. The intensity of visits and negotiations between Belarusian and Cuban partners has increased, “But, of course, we need to move forward more actively,” Belarus’ PM stressed. “For the development of trade-economic relations, we have created a mechanism for mutual compensatory deliveries of goods. We believe that it should already be updated, modernised, and the list of products supplied under this agreement should be clarified. Moreover, it’s necessary to increase the volume of mutual trade under this document,” he said.
According to Roman Golovchenko, both countries are currently under massive economic pressure. He also reminded his colleague that in resisting illegal pressure, Belarus draws inspiration from the long-term struggle of the Cuban people for independence.
“I think you will agree with me that cardinal changes are currently taking place worldwide. I’m convinced that in the coming years the world will not be the same as we saw it before. It will become more fair. The voice of all countries will matter. No one will be able to dictate and impose their will on independent states,” the Belarusian PM said.
But for this we need to jointly resist the pressure that is being exerted on us now, including by strengthening bilateral economic ties, Roman Golovchenko summed up.