HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 21 (ACN) A business forum with the participation of national and foreign businessmen will be held today at the Hotel Nacional in Havana to promote foreign investment as part of the national development strategy.
The event is organized by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Commission, Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, announced on Twitter.
As part of the event is planned to develop four panels on foreign capital investment in Cuba in the current scenario, in which the government has announced that it will protect all entrepreneurs who have interests in the island from threats by the application of the Helms-Burton law, which codifies the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States.
The forum will be attended by the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development of the European Union, Neven Mimica, who arrived on the island on Thursday, according to local media reports.
A note from Prensa Latina indicates that the trip responds to a collaboration for the establishment of two single windows for foreign trade and foreign investment, indispensable tools for the facilitation of both operations on the island.
Malmierca declared that the partnership with the European Commission is developed within the framework of the bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement and prioritizes sectors such as renewable energy and food security.