A food donation, sent by the Russian Federation through the World Food Program (WFP), was received this Thursday in Havana during a ceremony at the Distribution Freight Center of the Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN).
The donation includes 253 tons of oil and 430 of wheat flour. It will benefit more than 77,000 people who attend the Family Attention System (SAF) centers throughout the country on a daily basis.
The reception ceremony was attended, among others, by the Russian ambassador to Cuba, Andrei A. Guskov; Grisel Ávila Díaz, MINCIN deputy minister; and Carlos Fidel Martín, director of International Economic Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX).
The Russian diplomat said that this aid is a reflection of the relations of friendship and solidarity that unite both nations and peoples, and stressed that in the course of 2021 it is expected that the solidarity shipment of other products to Cuba will continue.
For her part, Ávila Díaz thanked the Russian people and government for the donation, which will go to the elderly and other people seen to by social security in Cuba.