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Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade at World Economic Forum in Davos Carries Out Tight Agenda

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Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade at World Economic Forum in Davos Carries Out Tight AgendaHAVANA, Cuba, Jan 24 (ACN) The Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca participated on Thursday in Davos at an informal encounter of world economic leaders during his last activity at the World Economic Forum underway in Switzerland.

The Cuban official pointed out in his Twitter account that the issue that was debated was international trade currently facing challenges like the commercial war underway between two of the largest economies in the world China and the United States.

Malmierca confirmed that he met with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres and held a working session with the executive secretary of Ibero-Cooperation, Rebeca Grynspan who highlighted Cuba's role in South-South Cooperation.

During his working agenda in the important economic forum, the Cuban Minister participated in a panal on foreign investment in technological development and highlighted the planned strategies of Tarea Vida (Life Task) which is a plan of the Cuban State to confront climate change.

During the event, Malmierca highlighted the need to attract foreign investment for technological development in Cuba linked to the work of universities and the so-called Forth Industrial Revolution.

He commented that the Caribbean island is promoting projects in recycling waste as one of the ways to achieve sustainable development and the protection of the environment.

The World Economic Forum gathers three thousand participants with the participation of over 60 Heads of State and Governments, hundreds of Ministerial representatives and leaders of influential companies from some 20 industries.

Under the slogan Globalization 4.0: Laying out the Global Architecture of the Forth Industrial Revolution, the participants to the annual meeting are debating on the most important issues for global development.

 

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