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Fidel Castro sent to Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
29 March 2015

Son of revolutionary leader heads Cuban delegation to Novosibirsk.

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, scientific advisor of the State Council of Cuba, proposed moves for closer relations between Havana and Novosibirsk. Picture: NSKTV

A new level of economic and academic co-operation is expected between Russia and Cuba following the visit by Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, eldest son of Fidel Castro, born in 1949.

The 88 year old ex-president is 'following what we are doing in the country', said Fidel Castro junior.

Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Garcia Lozada answering a question from Novosiribsk Mayor Anatoly Lokot said the former leader was 'very well'.

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, scientific advisor of the State Council of Cuba, proposed moves for closer relations between Havana and Novosibirsk. The sides will consider making a sister-city agreement, along with organizing festivals aimed at promoting cultural ties.

The Cubans showed particular interest in the Novosibirsk Scientific Centre.

Novosibirsk governor Vladimir Gorodetsky said: 'New opportunities and cooperation with other countries in the important spheres is always a priority for us in the implementation of foreign economic policy. 

'We will analyse the promising areas of cooperation with the Republic of Cuba, especially in the fields of intellectual cooperation.'

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One thing I'll say about Cuba is, they have a great health service, second to none. Now I hope as they are opening up again especially to the US, that everything about Cuba will be "Great"!
Jaker, Dundalk
30/03/2015 22:28
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