The Russian President expressed his confidence that under the leadership of Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Cuba would steadily move towards the goals proclaimed by the Cuban revolution and would reach new targets of socioeconomic development.
Vladimir Putin emphasised that Russia highly values its relations with Cuba, which are based on the deep-rooted traditions of friendship and mutual respect, and reaffirmed the desire to maintain close cooperation to further strengthen Russian-Cuban strategic partnership and constructive cooperation in all areas.
In addition, the Russian President sent a message to Raul Castro, thanking him for the long-term productive cooperation that has facilitated the steady development of Russian-Cuban relations.
Vladimir Putin emphasized that Raul Castro enjoys high respect as a true friend of Russia and a wise and far-sighted politician who has done much for resolving the socioeconomic problems facing Cuba, protecting its sovereignty and consolidating its positions in the international arena.
The Russian President expressed confidence that the activities of Raul Castro as the leader of the Communist Party of Cuba would continue facilitating the consolidation of strategic partnership between the two states.