Lavrov will begin a tour of Latin America with a visit to Cuba

Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Thursday will arrive in Cuba as part of a visit to Latin America.

a Short stay in this country will be not so much a visit, how much spent “technical stop” on the way to Mexico and Venezuela: the Minister is scheduled to meet with his Cuban counterpart.

Lavrov Himself said that this route was chosen specifically to honor the memory of Fidel Castro and to visit the cemetery of Saint Iphigenia, where also lie the remains of other fighters for the independence of Cuba. “For me it is of great importance, because Fidel for many generations of Russians is an example of true service to the country and its people,” he said.

the next day the Russian Minister waiting in Mexico city, where he planned talks with foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. In 2020, our countries celebrate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Then Sergey Lavrov will arrive in Venezuela. Waiting for him there for a long time: his last visit to Caracas was held in August 2011. Then the Russian Minister was received by former President Hugo Chavez, but this time it will take his successor in this post, Nicolas Maduro.