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The role that corresponds to the Chamber of Commerce in the transformations that are taking the Cuban economy was highlighted by Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, adding that his relation to economic entities and associates are important factors.

In the presence of Ricardo Cabrisas, vice president of the Council of Ministers, Malmierca summed up this Friday at the Palace of Conventions in Havana Associate General Assembly of that institution, which passed the balance of work done in 2011 and projections for the current years.

   He stressed that his Ministry and the House are challenged to multiply the work efficiency of export promotion and investment-oriented priorities of the country.

   He said that in this endeavor, the second assumes the role of maximizing links with counterpart institutions and agencies, and international organizations of which Cuba is a member.

   The senior official said today more than ever needs to integrate the efforts of those involved in trade relations and business abroad, and warned that not only must face the challenges of updating the Cuban economic model, but also dangers of corruption.

   Estrella Madrigal, president of the Chamber, reported that 2011 closed with 713 associated undertakings, which were 42 training courses, aimed at strengthening economic development, financial, technical and legal specialists of his paintings.

   Also in Business 150 views were received from 48 countries, and conducted business forums and events of great importance to Cuba, as the XXIX International Fair of Havana.

   By the way, the House convened today to Cuban business to prepare for their participation in the XXX edition, scheduled to take place from 4 to 10 November next, and celebrate in the coming year the 50th anniversary of that institution.

   Aureliano Mollineda, vice minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, highlighted the need to concentrate purchases as a way to raise management efficiency importing entities that undertake this task.


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