A solemn ceremony was held in Havana to transfer sunflower oil to Cuba, which was purchased with the funds of the Russian contribution to the UN World Food Program in 2020-2021.
“At the expense of funds from the UN contributions for 2020-2021, more than 650 tons of sunflower oil were purchased for a total of $ 3 million. Russian butter will be distributed free of charge through the Cuban Family Assistance System, which will serve to improve the food security of the most vulnerable segments of the population throughout the country, “Russian Ambassador to Cuba Andrei Guskov said during the event. solidarity that has united Russia and Cuba for many years. “
The ambassador recalled that since 2018, the total amount of assistance to Cuba allocated by Russia through international organizations is $ 11 million. Among the most significant projects of Guskov is the indicated participation in a project to combat drought in the province of Santiago de Cuba, a program for the development of a school feeding system.
“At the same time, we do not stop helping Cuba in a bilateral format. Only this year, 4 transport An-124 delivered 170 tons of essential products, medicines and medical equipment to Cuba from Russia,” the head of the Russian diplomatic mission was allowed.
“Russia is the most significant participant in our program in Cuba. Paolo Mattei, head of the UN World Food Program in Cuba.