Havana, Oct 5 - The President of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitri Medvedev, visited today facilities of a joint project developed here by Russian Zarubezhneft oil company and the Cuban Petroleum Union (Cupet).
The secondary oil recovery complex is located in the province of Mayabeque, about 43 kilometers east of this capital.
Earlier today, Medvedev received the Honoris Causa title in Politiucal Science from the University of Havana, where he reaffirmed his country's willingness to expand and deepen ties with Cuba in the cultural, educational, energy, transport, industry, biotechnology spheres, among others.
Medvedev follows an intense program of activities in the context of his official visit that started yesterday, when he held talks with President Miguel Díaz-Canel, and attended, together with the Cuban president, the signing of several collaboration agreements.
Both senior officials expressed satisfaction at the excellent state of bilateral relations, based on the historic ties of friendship between their peoples and governments, and reaffirmed their willingness to work for their continued strengthening.
The policies of force here have no future, the head of the Russian Government said after the signing of the agreements, and highlighted Cuba's capacity for resistance to the growing hostility of the United States.
He also stressed they will continue to support the largest of the Antilles in all areas and that the Russian State will support their business community interested in investing in the island.
For his part, the president of Cuba thanked Russia's firm stance against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for almost six decades.
He announced that he will travel to Russia at the end of the current month, while extending an invitation to his peer from that Eurasian country, Vladimir Putin, to visit the Caribbean island.(PL)