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Cuba highlights cooperation potential with the Eurasian Economic Union

Havana, Oct 26.- Manuel Marrero, Prime Minister of Cuba, today highlighted the country's recognized experience in biotechnology, and the presence of technology companies in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which is a solid basis for collaboration between the Island and the block.

During his intervention by videoconference at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, the head of Government highlighted Cuba's interest in expanding economic cooperation, based on shared strengths in regional integration, as well as the common approach aimed at sustainable development.

He also insisted that the prospects for expanding the Union's collaboration with third countries, approaches for greater dialogue with interstate and integration structures, including the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Association of Southeastern Nations, are encouraging. 

The Union is one of the structures that demonstrate that it is possible to move towards the creation of a more inclusive system, which takes into account the interests of countries with developing economies, Marrero stated.

Likewise, he reiterated the willingness to move forward with the celebration of the Third Session of the Joint Commission Cuba - Eurasian Economic Commission, for which it is expected to receive Mr. Glaziev and the members of the delegation who accompany him in Havana in December, to exchange and analyze the potential and perspectives of collaboration in trade and investment, and promote closer and more diverse exchange.

The premier assured that in order to expand economic, commercial, financial and cooperation ties, Cuba is committed to complying with the decisions and agreements of the Council session held this Thursday in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The advances in this sense constitute a great help to the complex situation that our people and, in general sense, our country face today, said Marrero at the end of his speech.

Made up of the heads of Government of the Member States of the Union, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council is the body that ensures the implementation and control of the realization of the Treaty of that economic entity, international treaties within the organization and the decisions of the Council Supreme.

Cuba participated for the first time in this Council on February 5, 2021, after it was granted its status as an Observer State before the UEE, in December 2020. (ACN) (Photo: Estudios Revolución)

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