Russian President Putin to visit Cuba

Global Business

In the first stop in a tour of the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin lands in Cuba Friday, where he plans to cement a number of ongoing trade partnerships with the island nation.

The two countries have long-standing ties since the Cold War. But the value of trade between the two is small — just 2 percent of Cuban exports go to Russia, and the value of trade between the two is around $170 million.

But Russian energy firms have been active exploring oil wells off Cuba’s coast. CCTV’s Michael Voss is following President Putin’s visit.

Russian President Putin to visit Cuba

Russian President Putin to visit Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin lands in Cuba this Friday. It is the first stop on a tour of the region. In Cuba, he'll be cementing a number of ongoing trade partnerships. CCTV's Michael Voss is following President Putin's visit.
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