Yerevan, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero today highlighted the progress made in the integration process of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), despite the global challenges imposed by Covid-19.
In his video message to the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, held in this capital, the head of the Cuban Executive considered encouraging the results obtained in the implementation of the strategic plans that mark the path of integration in the bloc.
He reiterated the importance of expanding and strengthening exchanges in key areas such as energy, transport, tourism, the iron and steel industry, mining, health, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and information and telecommunications technologies.
In this sense, he emphasized that the Cuban government gave precise instructions to the different institutions of the country to promote cooperation with the UEE in these areas.
Marrero underscored Havana’s interest in positioning Cuban products in demand in the Union’s markets, such as seafood, natural fruits, coffee, tobacco, rums, as well as corporate and health tourism.
Cuba and its business forum
He took the opportunity to invite institutions, organizations and companies of the Member States to the II Cuba 2021 Business Forum, to be held virtually in Havana from November 29 to December 2 of this year.
He pointed out that around 400 people from more than 40 countries have already confirmed their attendance. We are convinced that the presence of representatives of the Eurasian bloc will be an opportunity to initiate inter-business exchanges on issues of interest to both parties,” he said.
The minister of the island thanked Kazakhstan for its invitation to participate in the meeting and highlighted the role played by that country this year as president pro tempore of the UEE.
The meeting is being attended by representatives of the governments of the member states of the group: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Moldova and Uzbekistan, which, like Cuba, have observer status.