Cuban Deputy Minister to Strengthen Business Relations in Turkey

Istanbul, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade Ileana Nuñez Mordoche is beginning today an official visit to Turkey heading a large delegation in order to expand economic and commercial relations.

The Cuban mission will cover for five days a broad agenda of meetings and exchanges in Istanbul and Ankara at the invitation of the Turkish Ministry of Economy. The two countries will address issues of mutual interest in sectors such as health care, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, tourism, transportation, agriculture and construction, among others.

The delegation, accompanied by Cuban Ambassador in Ankara Luis Alberto Amoros, has planned a working session at the headquarters of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), an institution made up of business councils, professional organizations and individual members that represents the Turkish private sector in several areas.

The Cuban delegation will begin with the presentation of a report on business opportunities and investment possibilities, including the Mariel Special Development Zone, while sectoral meetings will be held in many areas in the afternoon.

Turkey and Cuba have expressed interest in strengthening bilateral relations, so the current visit can contribute to expanding cooperation and economic exchanges, which according to the DEIK, amounted to 28 million dollars in 2015.

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