Nursultan, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero assured this Friday during his speech at the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Nursultan that this meeting has a special significance for his country.
Addressing the meeting virtually, Marrero recalled that this is the first time Cuba participates as an Observer State in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which affords an opportunity to expand the brotherly relations the island has developed with the member States of the organization over the last 30 years.
The Cuban Government appointed Ambassador to the Russian Federation Julio Garmendia as the Permanent Representative to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), who participates in the meeting.
The Cuban prime minister stated that his appointment will facilitate interaction with the EEC and will contribute to a more active engagement by Cuba in the projects undertaken by the Union.
Representatives of the EAEU member States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan; as well as the republics of Moldova, Uzbekistan and Cuba that have observer status, participate in the event.
Marrero also acknowledged the EEC work in organizing the event, particularly the work carried out by its Board Chairman Mijail Vladimirovich Miasnikovich.
In his virtual speech, the prime minister thanked Kazakhstan, which currently holds the chairmanship of the EAEU, for the invitation to participate in this meeting, which was not possible this time, he said, due to the international epidemiological situation brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
About the issue, Marrero warned that the meeting takes place in a complex global context due to Covid-19, which has triggered a major systemic crisis, aggravated by trade wars and unilateral coercive measures that violate international law.