Russian foreign minister praises new U.S.-Cuba relations

March 24, 2015 11:00 PM

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Russian foreign minister praises new U.S.-Cuba relations

HAVANA (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations on Tuesday during a six-hour stop in Havana, his first visit here since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic ties.

Lavrov, on a Latin American tour that will also take him to Colombia, Nicaragua and Guatemala, met with President Raul Castro and other top Cuban officials.

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