Bolivia and Cuba review cooperation in agri-food industry

La Paz, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia and Cuba favored here to expand cooperation in the agri-food industry and resumed projects stalled during the de facto government, the media reported on Friday.

The chargé d’affaires at the Cuban embassy, Danilo Sanchez, and Javier Freire, executive manager of the Bolivian Food Company, reviewed the development of the construction of fruit freeze-drying plants (extraction of moisture from products by means of cold and vacuum application), ABI published.

The facilities located in Villa 14 and Palos Blancos (Cochabamba) are being built by the Biological Pharmaceutical Laboratories Enterprise (Labiofam S.A.), based in Havana, planned to be over by April, a priority for the Arce administration for the production of value-added exportable goods.

Sanchez and Freire also spoke about the plant that processes stevia (sweetener) run by Labiofam S.A, currently under construction in the Cochabamba tropic to be completed by the end of the year, and assessed new possibilities for cooperation and exports of Bolivian products to Cuba.

The economic and commercial advisor at the Cuban embassy, Alexis Martinez, also attended the meeting, which was held on Wednesday.

Bolivia and Cuba agreed on Feb.11 to relaunch their economic and commercial relations, suspended during Jeanine Añez’s coup regime (2019-2020), ABI recalled.

With Arce’s electoral victory and the return to democracy in Bolivia, the Cuban government expressed its willingness to resume the historic fraternal and solidarity ties between both peoples promoted by Historic Leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro and former President Evo Morales.

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