HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28 (ACN) Businessmen from Cuba and Slovenia laid the foundations to increase their trade in a Business Forum in sectors that are key to the economies of both countries.
There are many sectors of interest and opportunities in Cuba for my country," said Ales Cantarutti, Secretary of State of that Central European nation, who is making his first visit to Havana in the company of an official delegation and businessmen.
He mentioned among them the biopharmaceutical industry, renewable energy, export and import areas, technology transfer, tourism, science and particularly cooperation.
He dismissed the fact that they are only interested in selling, but rather in the joint management of projects that could be of application and extension in Latin America and the Caribbean, in a speech at the meeting, held at the Meliá Habana Hotel.
Before representatives of 18 Slovenian and 15 Cuban entities, Roberto López Hernández, Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, considered that the meeting demonstrates the mutual will to increase economic and commercial relations, as well as to explore new mechanisms that allow for greater cooperation and the development of joint businesses.
He explained the existence of advances in the process of updating the national economic model until 2030, which includes the diversification of trade partners, business and foreign investment, so he predicted that Slovenian business organizations can play an important role.
Orlando Hernández Guillén, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba, promoter of the event, agreed with what López Hernández said and invited visitors to participate in the XXXVII International Fair of Havana, which in 2018 was attended by more than three thousand exhibitors from nearly 65 countries, and a contracted area of 24 thousand square meters, which reaffirms it as one of the most important in the Caribbean.
The Slovenian delegation will have meetings in the Ministries of Tourism and Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Communications, the Food Industry and Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment; and on Friday a tour of the Special Zone of Mariel Development, in the neighboring province of Artemisa.
Their visit should conclude next Monday, according to the program to which the Cuban News Agency had access.