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08 June 2022, 10:48

Belarus, Cuba discuss efforts to boost trade

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MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Cuba are discussing plans to boost bilateral trade. The 10th session of Belarus-Cuba commission for trade and economic cooperation took place in Havana, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

“During the session of the commission, the parties charted out priority steps to intensify Belarus-Cuba trade and discussed a number of promising projects,” the foreign ministry informed.

Belarus' delegation was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov. The delegation also included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Agriculture and Food Ministry, the country's biggest industrial enterprises, financial institutions, the administration of the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone.

The Cuban delegation was represented by senior government officials and top executives of companies.

Belarus-Cuba ministerial consultations were also held in Havana. The parties discussed the bilateral agenda and the legal framework of the Belarus-Cuba cooperation. They welcomed effective collaboration between Belarus and Cuba on international platforms.

Evgeny Shestakov met with Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla. The diplomats took stock of the progress to implement the agreements reached during the visit of the president of the Republic of Cuba to Belarus in October 2019. They reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining regular contacts at the highest and high levels.

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