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Putin congratulates Cuba's new president on his election - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, spoke with Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel and ex-president Raul Castro over the phone on Friday, the Kremlin said on its website.

Putin congratulated Diaz-Canel on his election and his birthday and said Russia was ready to help the Cuban leadership modernise its economy, according to the Kremlin.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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