Hungary sets expectations on Havana International Fair

Havana, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian ambassador to Cuba, Balázs Heincz, emphasized today his country sees an opportunity in the 38th edition of the Havana International Fair (Fihav) to establish greater bilateral ties.

In an exclusive interview with Prensa Latina, he highlighted that next November a high-ranking delegation from the European nation will participate in the well-known exhibition, with representatives from the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolios.

A dozen Hungarian companies will also be part of the visiting commission, a number that tends to grow, to evaluate possible cooperation and business agreements, the ambassador stressed.

He pointed out that Fihav will be a propitious moment for the realization of more collaborative links in sectors such as water management, agriculture and biotechnology.

From his perspective, “Cuba has been working for decades in biotechnology and we want to use part of that experience.”

Also, the island could benefit from Hungary’s technology and know-how in water management and agriculture, and advance the production of food staples such as chicken and pork, he said.

The diplomat recalled that during the “Budapest Planet 2021 Sustainability Exhibition and Summit” event, the president of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources of the Caribbean country signed a memorandum of understanding for joint work with authorities in the field in Hungary.

In relation to this, there are two projects underway in that area in the Cuban provinces of Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, he added.

Heincz highlighted that in the post-Covid-19 world there are multiple potentialities that can be exploited by both nations for the common benefit.

The ambassador issued these statements during the presentation of a donation consisting of rapid antigen tests and 15 MP-80 docking stations for infusion pumps with the aim of helping to combat this disease on the island.


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