Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

Cuba and Belgium seek to boost trade

Havana CubaHAVANA, Cuba - Interested in diversifying trade, entrepreneurs of Cuba and Belgium will seek on August 27 in Havana new business opportunities in key sectors such as construction, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.

According to the Cuban Chamber of Commerce, the two delegations will hold a business forum on Thursday, where they will review their commercial interests, seeking to promote bilateral ties.

The meeting takes place a few months after the visit to Belgium of Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban minister of foreign affairs, as part of his tour of several member countries of the European Union.

On that occasion, the Cuban foreign minister thanked Belgium for its contribution to the negotiations Cuba and the European Union are undertaking in search of new agreements on economic and trade cooperation.

Rodriguez also supported the development of ties with Brussels, and the need to expand bilateral trade, an interest on which they should make progress on Thursday in the business missions.

Representatives of the Caribbean nation will present to visitors the new investment opportunities that Cuba offers to foreign capital in key sectors of its economy and particularly in the Special Development Zone at Mariel.

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