HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 3 (ACN) China is currently one of the most important export markets for Cuban lobsters, and sales are expected to double this year, which confirms the good commercial relations between both nations, said the Cuban ambassador to that Asian country, Miguel Pereira.
The diplomat told the Xinhua news agency that there has been an increase in crustacean exports, despite the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world trade.
He considered this a sign of successful bilateral cooperation in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and an indication of the accelerated development of trade between the two countries.
During a visit to the eastern municipality of Shanghai, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cuba, Pereira expressed both governments' shared position that the current pandemic has no ideology or borders.
Despite its modest resources, Cuba has sent more than 40 medical brigades to some thirty countries to tackle the pandemic, the Cuban official emphasized.
The diplomat praised the speed with which this Asian nation has recovered from the impact of COVID-19, and in this sense he pointed out the upcoming celebration of the third China International Import Exhibition (CIIE), scheduled for November 5-10 in Shanghai.
Cuba will be present at the CIIE, where it will not only exhibit typical products, such as tobacco and rum, but also hopes to expand cooperation with China in fields of trade in services, including medical care, education and tourism, he concluded.