Cuba to expand trade ties with China

Beijing, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will expand trade relations with China during its participation in the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE), to be inaugurated in Shanghai, diplomatic sources said today.

The island’s consul in that municipality, Néstor Torres, told the Global Times newspaper that his country will be present with a virtual pavilion and will promote advances in biotechnology, cultural goods and services, tourism, health and agriculture, in addition to its tobacco, coffee and rum brands.

According to him, the CIIE is a very important space to visualize Cuban exports and an essential aspect will be the display of advances in sanitary matters.

Torres referred, in particular, to the development of vaccines against Covid-19 thanks to the high level of scientific-technological innovation, the development of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

He considered the Chinese fair as an excellent opportunity for the promotion of foreign investment in Cuba, after citing that the island offers as advantages qualified personnel, social security and a transparent legal framework.

According to plans, during the event Cuba will officially launch its own space within the e-commerce platform, which has grown as one of the most important in China, to offer its catalog of exportable goods and services.

The CIIE will be held between tomorrow and next Wednesday with the participation of thousands of domestic and foreign companies.


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