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Russia, Cuba sign memorandum on interaction

May 14, 2014, 20:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Security Council and Cuba’s national security and defense commission have signed a memorandum on interaction and agreed to set up a joint working group.

On Tuesday, March 13, a Cuban delegation led by special spokesman for the chairman of the Council of Ministers and the State Council Alejandro Castro Espin arrived in the Russian capital and met with leaders of the Foreign Intelligence Service.

The delegation is expected to have meetings with officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Investigation Committee.

“We have signed a memorandum on interaction between the Security Council and the commission for defense and security of Cuba,” secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday.

It is necessary to create a working commission for exchanging views on security issues in the world, he said.

“The situation in the world is changing rapidly. It is dynamical that is why there will be a possibility to operatively react to it,” Patrushev said.

Espin shared the Russian counterpart’s view.

Russia and Cuba “seek to work out an effective instrument for responding to sensitive issues. The memorandum will help us determine priorities in order to ensure security in both countries”, he said.

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