A cooperation accord to promote economic and commercial relations between Cuba and the Wallona region of Belgium was signed Thursday at the International Expo-Caribe Fair, underway in this city.
The document —signed by Cuban Chamber of Commerce President Raul Becerra and his counterpart Pascal Beckers, who is also the advisor to the region’s minister of the Economy— lays the foundation for the strengthening of bilateral exchange.
Cuba and Belgium are increasing their economic ties and are exploring new business opportunities, which are the objectives of the visit of a delegation made up by Belgian producers, officials, and merchants to the island’s eastern provinces.
During the meeting, Becerra praised the favorable relations that exist between the two countries in politics and other fields. He also referred to the interest in continuing contacts between entrepreneurs to speed up negotiations.
The delegation expressed its interest in industrial development, a better use of renewable energy sources, and cattle raising, among other aspects. The members visited a number of fair booths, in which representatives and entrepreneurs from some 30 nations are participating.
Expo-Caribe, considered the second biggest of its kind in the archipelago, will close its doors on Friday, and will pave the way for the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries.
(Radio Habana Cuba)