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Cuban VP receives director general of OPEC Fund

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Cuban VP receives director general of OPEC FundHAVANA, Nov 14 (ACN) Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, held talks with the Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, Dr. Abdulhamid Alkhalifa.

Both sides highlighted the long-standing relationship between the OPEC Fund and Cuba and the Fund's support for the country's various economic development programs and policies by 2030, such as the Water Loss Elimination Program, the change in the country's energy grid and the boost to renewable energy, among others.
They were also pleased with the signing of the Loan Agreement for the financing of the project "Sanitation and rainwater drainage of the municipalities of La Lisa and Playa."
The Agreement is aimed at improving the sewage and drainage situation of these two Havana municipalities and constitutes a contribution from the OPEC Fund to the works for the 500th anniversary of the Cuban capital.
The Director General of the OPEC Fund makes an official visit to Cuba on the occasion of Havana's 500th anniversary celebrations. The work program also includes meetings with various ministers and tours of the areas where projects financed by the Fund are being carried out.
Dr. Alkhalifa was accompanied by Fuad Mohammed Albassan and Romulo Martinez Valladares, Deputy Director General and Public Sector Operations Officer, respectively.
Antonio Rodriguez Rodriguez and Fermin Sarduy Quintanilla, president and director of International Relations of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, respectively, and Carlos Fidel Martin Rodriguez and Marta Castillo Gonzalez, director and official, respectively, of the Directorate of International Economic Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, attended the meeting on the Cuban side.

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