Putin Praises Russia’s Relations with Cuba, Venezuela & Brazil

Putin sends New Year’s greetings to 3 Latin American partners

By Progreso Weekly

Vladimir Putin and Raul Castro
Vladimir Putin and Raul Castro

HAVANA TIMES – Russian President Vladimir V. Putin sent New Year’s greetings to three Latin American presidents with whom he has established good working relations.

As summarized by the Kremlin press office, his message to Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz, says the following:

“The Russian President extended congratulations to the President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba, Raúl Castro, on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic, Liberation Day, and also Christmas and the coming New Year.

“V. Putin noted that the time-tested relations of friendship and cooperation between Russia and Cuba are at a high level, and expressed his belief that joint efforts will ensure the country’s further consistent buildup of Russian-Cuban relations in a spirit of strategic partnership.”

[In his speech to the National Assembly on Dec. 29, President Castro had acknowledged Russia’s cooperation “in the financing, under advantageous conditions, of four 200-megawatt units of electrical power each and the modernization of our steel industry.” Castro also criticized Washington’s and Europe’s “policy of unilateral sanctions against Russia and the tightening of NATO’s siege along its borders, (which has) only fostered a climate of greater instability and insecurity in the region.”]

Putin y Maduro
Putin also wrote to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, fresh off a major defeat in legislative elections.

“Addressing the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, the Russian President stressed that last year was very successful for the strategic partnership between Russia and Venezuela, and expressed confidence that the whole complex of mutually beneficial Russian-Venezuelan relations for the benefit of the friendly people of the two countries will continue to effectively build up in the interests of international stability and security.”

“In his greeting to the president of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, the Russian head of state said that he looks forward to continuing a meaningful dialogue and constructive joint work to strengthen the whole complex of the relations of partnership between Russia and Brazil, including cooperation in the framework of the United Nations, the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] and other multilateral institutions.

Putin and Dilma Rousseff, the embattled president of Brazil.
Putin and Dilma Rousseff, the embattled president of Brazil.

“In addition, the Russian president expressed the hope that the coming year will be successful for Brazil, including the carrying out of an important international event — the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Though not a Latin American head of state, Barack Obama also received a message from Putin, saying that “the past year has confirmed that the relations between Russia and the United States are a key factor in ensuring international security.

“The Russian President also expressed his conviction that building constructive dialogue and cooperation, and taking into account each other’s interests, Russia and the U.S. could effectively counter the new threats and challenges, and promote the settlement of crises in the different regions.”

8 thoughts on “Putin Praises Russia’s Relations with Cuba, Venezuela & Brazil

  • The Palestinians may want to stop firing missiles into Israel. The US did not start the civil war in Syria. Are you nuts? So it’s a little dangerous for you in the old neighborhood, is it? Good thing the US is here to give you safe haven. Sounds a little cowardly though to me. Whilst your compatriots are fighting the good fight in Gaza, you are watching Netflix from your sofa, and having a hissyfit about the only country who will have you.

  • as I told you before my home and native land is Palestine , going back there right now will be equivalent off coming out of the frying pan into the fire , last week this Israelis spray chemicals warfare on crop fields in Gaza ,
    not long ago the Americans told the Syrians” if you give up your chemical warfare everything will be fine ” Syrians did give up the chemical warfare , United States backstabbed Syria anyway, and initiated A Civil War , United States government cannot be trusted as far as the eye could see ,
    when I was working in the automotive business we had a joke , we used to say tail light warranty the minute I don’t see your tail lights your warranty is over,
    the same thing with the American the moment they turn their back on you is the moment which whatever you agreed on becomes invalidated ,
    quite shameless with no honor
    all the promises given to the Palestinians from Oslo on none come through , please stop fooling yourself

  • Most of the people that give cheers to Putin would not last more a e few months living under today’s Russia’s mafiosi system.

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