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Russia to train transport specialists for Cuba
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Russia will train personnel in the field of transport for Cuba and help with the development of the infrastructure of seaports. These and other issues of cooperation between the countries were discussed during a telephone conversation between the ministers of transport of Russia and Cuba, Yevgeny Dietrich and Eduardo Rodriguez, TASS reports.
The topic of training Cuban students in specialized universities in Russia was discussed at the February meeting of representatives of departments. During the telephone conversation, the ministers discussed issues of economic cooperation in the aviation and railway spheres, stressed the importance of cooperation in the transport sector and readiness to cooperate in modernizing Cuba's railway infrastructure.
Three years ago, a subsidiary of Russian Railways and the Cuban Union of Railways reached an agreement on cooperation in the field of modernizing the railway infrastructure on the island. It is reported that part of the funds for the project will come from an account used to pay off Cuba's debt to Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, RZD International is exempt from all taxes in Cuba.
At the beginning of this year, representatives of the ministries of transport of the two countries discussed cooperation with Russian companies in projects to modernize Cuba's ports, as well as the supply of Russian ships to the island.