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Cuba and Britain vow to expand economic, trade ties

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 20, 2019
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel
Britain   Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and the Co-Chair of Britain's "Cuba Initiative" Lord David Triesman pledged to expand cooperation, economic and trade ties between the two countries, a release from the Cuban government said.

President Diaz-Canel and Lord Triesman "confirmed the good state of the bilateral economic relationship and the commitment of the Cuba Initiative to continue working on its strengthening," said the official daily Granma.

Diaz-Canel and Triesman chaired a two-day business forum on Monday and Tuesday in Havana.

It was attended by a British delegation of about 30 entrepreneurs, aiming to expand bilateral investments in the fields of industry, agriculture, tourism, green energy and telecommunications.

The visit of Triesman and his entourage of businessmen is considered the relaunching of the Cuba Initiative, in correspondence with the will expressed by both sides during the stay of President Diaz-Canel in London in November 2018, and ratified in March in Havana by Prince Charles.

The Cuba Initiative was founded in 1995 as a working group at the government level between Havana and London, with an aim to enhance bilateral economic,

rade, financial and investment links.

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