Cuba and Burundi sign agreement to increase trade
Cuba and Burundi signed a cooperation framework agreement which will further strengthen the economic and trade ties between the two countries.
The legal instrument was signed by Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and Alain Aimé Nyamitwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of that African nation.
Malmierca stressed that this agreement will promote bilateral ties, and said that there are joint interests in areas such as health, agriculture, education and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
We have very good chances to continue collaborating, added Malmierca, who recalled the historic bonds of solidarity and brotherhood that unite Cuba and the African continent.
Nyamitwe ratified that this document reflects the commitment of both parties to strengthen economic exchange, based on mutual benefit, and augurs a new page in the links.
He stressed that almost 50 years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Burundi, there is a willingness to build a more mature alliance, and this agreement fits with that goal.
In the context of his visit, the Minister from Burundi was received by his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez, at which time they expressed the interest of both governments to continue developing bilateral ties of collaboration and exchange.