Vladimir Putin, President of Russia met Veteran Communist leader and former President of Cuba Fidel Castro on 11th June at Havana during his visit of Cuba. This is an important meeting and may restore the close relations between the countries, which existed before the collapse of the Soviet Union ie. USSR.

Cuba was supported and helped by the USSR both economically and against the attack of the US. After the collapse of USSR, the relations could not continue as such. However the present visit of Putin to Cuba and discussion with the leaders of the country may be fruitful for both.

It is reported that Russia has decided to waive 90% of Cuba’s 35.2 billion dollars debt and the balance 10% will be restructured.

It is a good start. The relations should strengthen.