Cuba and France for expanding bilateral ties

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Havana, Jan 16 (ACN) Cuba and France will discuss the possibilities of expanding bilateral ties at a meeting today between Ricardo Cabrisas, Cuba’s deputy prime minister, and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, France’s secretary of state for foreign trade and tourism, according to ACN.

Cabrisas, who arrived Tuesday in Paris leading a delegation from the island, and Lemoyne will meet at 3:00 p.m. local time. This is the third meeting held among high officials in the last 13 months, according to a report from Paris Prensa Latina.

According to the agenda of the host Foreign Ministry, issues such as trade, tourism, investment and biotechnology are on the agenda.

France is among the first 10 commercial partners of Cuba and is one of the main emitters of tourism to the largest of the Antilles, with around 170 thousand visitors last year.

Early last month, Paris and Havana ratified their interest in boosting relations, in connection with the Fourth Session of the Economic and Commercial Commission, which left three new cooperation agreements.

(With information ACN and PL)

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