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Vyacheslav Nikonov: we support humanitarian relations between Russia and Cuba

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Vyacheslav Nikonov: we support humanitarian relations between Russia and Cuba


14.10.2017

Andrey SemashkoСhairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, chairman of the Russkiy Mir Foundation board of directors Vyacheslav Nikonov and executive director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin held a meeting with the delegation of the Republic of Cuba, as per press-service of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science.

The Cuban delegation consisted of Minister of Higher Education of Cuba Jose Ramon Saborido Loidi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of Cuba to Russia Emilio Lozada Garcia, Director of Department of International Relations of Higher Education Ministry of Cuba Raul Ernandes Peres and Attache of the Cuban Embassy in Russia Vivian Hitchman Miranda.

Opening the meeting, Vyacheslav Nikonov has noted that Russia and Cuba have been good partnersAndrey Semashko for a long time. He paid special attention to dynamic collaboration between the two countries in the humanitarian field and talked about contribution of the Russkiy Mir Foundation in this direction.

Minister of Higher Education of Cuba Jose Ramon Saborido Loidi, in his turn, has reminded that thousands of Cubans studied in USSR, they positively influenced the Cuban economics afterwards. He remarked that Russian language teaching is resumed in Cuba, educational programmes and procedures of students’ selection for studying in Russia are improving.

Vyacheslav Nikonov supported ideas of Cuban guests to broaden the dialogue in the field of education and science. At the end of the meeting guests invited Vyacheslav Nikonov to the largest Cuban Scientific-educational forum – University-2018. The head of the State Duma Committee has gratefully accepted the invitation.

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