Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant to Increase Car Supplies to Cuba Fourfold in 2020

Governor Sergey Morozov discussed implementation of joint projects during the meeting with Gerardo Peñalver Portal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in the Russian Federation.


Sergey Morozov said, “Relations between our region and Cuba are based on friendship and mutual respect and have been developing in recent years. Mr. Ambassador and I summed up results of 2019. Ulyanovsk enterprises started comprehensive maintenance and repair of Cuban aircraft. We have a lot of cooperation experience in this sphere. Spectr-Avia has been providing aircraft painting services to Cubana Aviacion since 2016. Through its active participation in activities of the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission, Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant implements projects for serial and special deliveries of UAZ vehicles to Cuba. Agreements have been reached to increase the total number of automotive equipment deliveries fourfold this year.”

The parties discussed cooperation in the field of tourism, education and culture. This included signing sister agreements between Ulyanovsk and Holguín, Fidel Castro's homeland, as well as joint activities for the Lenin Memorial Museum, the House Museum of the Cuban Leader and the Museum of the Revolution in Havana.

According to Governor Sergey Morozov, trade and economic relations have great potential for development. Ulyanovsk region is ready to supply Cuba with grain, food, agricultural products and furniture, as well as to import citrus fruit and coffee.

During the visit to the region, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary also examined work of the leading industrial enterprises and inspected implementation of signed inter-state contracts. Gerardo Peñalver Portal negotiated with management of companies of the Ulyanovsk region's aviation cluster.

He said, “I am very pleased with the rate of cooperation development between the Republic of Cuba and the Ulyanovsk region. I am always happy to visit this place. Readiness of the government to promote a constructive dialogue, as well as the ability to listen to the partner and to provide the most comfortable conditions, cannot but delight and inspire. Today I once again made sure that we have a lot of areas of common interest and options for joint activities, and that each of them has great prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation.”