British Baroness Highlights Relations between UK and Cuba

London, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Baroness Gloria Hooper, member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, highlighted the good state of relations between her country and Cuba.

‘We have reached a very good moment,’ the representative of the Conservative Party and coordinator of the Parliamentary Commission for Latin America told Prensa Latina.

Baroness Hooper said the bilateral exchanges between UK and Cuba have increased a lot, looking at what has happened in the last months.

The most important thing was the visit made by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to London in November 2018, and now new projects involving firms and institutions from both countries are being added.

In this regard, he confirmed the trip made by several British businessmen to Havana next June, as part of the Cuba Initiative co-presided by the member of the House of Lords David Triesman.

Hooper also referred to the relations between both parliaments, and announced that next April, Cuban and UK legislators will take advantage of a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union to be held in Qatar, to hold bilateral talks.

We have very good links with the National Assembly of Cuba, said Baroness Hooper, who highlighted the growing number of British tourists who choose the Caribbean island as a holiday destination, and recent contacts between local and Cuban companies to explore the possibility of developing projects on biotechnology and the elaboration of medicines, with patents registeed in Cuba.

During a visit to London at the end of last January, the Cuban Minister of Higher Education, José Ramón Saborido, also announced the signing of several agreements aimed at strengthening academic cooperation between universities from his country and the United Kingdom.

‘There are financing possibilities for research projects, postgraduate studies scholarships and student academic mobility between both nations,’ Saborio said at the time.


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