The Vice President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz held talks on Monday in Paris with the Secretary of State of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne who heads the Bilateral Economic Committee between both nations, according to the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
During the encounter, both sides confirmed the positive state of bilateral relations between Cuba and France and the two officials evaluated the results of the encounter between Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and French Prime Minister Edouard Philipe last October as positive.
According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry note, trade grew 18 percent between both sides last year with potential to continue growing and expanding exchanges, investment and cooperation in different sectors of common interests.
Cabrisas also presented issues related to opportunities of business and investment on the island before some 50 French business representatives that actively participate in our plans of economic and social development.
According to the website, the Cuban delegation is made up by Cuba’s ambassador to France, Elio Rodriguez Perdomo; Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Ileana Nunez Mordoche; Vice Minister of Finances and Prices, Felix Martinez Suarez; Vice President of the Central Bank, Arnaldo Alayon Baso, Vice Chief of the National Statistics and Information Office, Mercedes Gonzalez Guilarte; General Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Bilateral Affairs Department, Emilio Lozada and the Sub Director of the Commercial Policy with Europe of the Foreign Trade and Investment Ministry Nelida Guerra Moreira.
By Dario Alejandro Aleman