Havana and New Orleans strengthen cooperation ties

FotosPL: Jorge Pérez

Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Havana and the US city of New Orleans signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to continue to strengthen friendship and bilateral cooperation in several fields.

The document, penned at the headquarters of Havana’s Provincial Assembly of People’s Power, expresses the two cities’ interest in deepening collaboration in culture, health, education, economy, tourism, agriculture, trade and scientific development.

It also refers to the exchange of experiences in handling disasters, climate change and preparations for emergencies, as well as management and urban infrastructure.

After signing the agreement, the Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of New Orleans, Arthur C. Walton, noted the historic ties of cooperation between the two cities, boosted after Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s visit to Havana in April of this year, and pointed out that this event further strengthens those relations.

For his part, Havana Provincial Assembly President Reinaldo Garcia thanked the US delegation for participating in the festivities to mark the 500th anniversary of the Cuban capital, and predicted a promising future for bilateral ties.

Present at the ceremony were the General Director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, and representatives of the governments of the two cities.


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