Russia and Chile: US should end Cuba embargo

Dmitry MedvedevMoscow - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet have called for an end to the US embargo of the Caribbean island of Cuba, at a meeting in Moscow on Saturday.

Moscow and Santiago called for the integration of Cuba into the "regional multilateral structures," a joint communique from the two heads of state said.

Medvedev and Bachelet also signed agreements on military cooperation, energy-sector cooperation and space, the Interfax news agency reported.

The Soviet Union froze relations with Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet from 1973 to 1990. During this period Bachelet lived in exile in the former East Germany. (dpa)