Díaz-Canel concludes ten-day visit to China, Russia, Turkey, and Algeria

28th November 2022

President Díaz-Canel has returned home from an intense four nation ten-day visit to Algeria, Russia, Turkey, and China. Official reporting suggests that there were significant immediate outcomes in China and Algeria but less so in Russia and Turkey.

The visits were aimed at deepening political and economic relations through in-person dialogue about possible support to help Cuba address its multiple economic problems including with energy and power generation, and its need to develop new trade and financing arrangements.

In an indication of the significance of the visits, Cuba’s President was accompanied by a delegation consisting of Vice Prime Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas and Alejandro Gil; the Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez; the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca; the new Minister of Energy and Mines, Vicente de la O Levy; and the Minister of Public Health, José Angel Portal. The group travelled on an aircraft owned by the Venezuelan national airline Conviasa.

In this issue of Cuba Briefing, we report in detail on the outcome of the visits to Russia, Turkey, and
China. Details of the discussions in Algeria appear in Cuba Briefing 21 November 2022.

Photo by Engin Yapici

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