Radio Havana Cuba | Diaz-Canel meets entrepreneurs from U.S. agricultural sector

ByThomas L. Elston

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Havana, April 6 (RHC)– President Miguel Díaz-Canel ratified Cuba’s will to expand trade in the agricultural sector with the United States in a meeting with business people participating in a conference in Havana.

During the meeting on Wednesday at the Palace of the Revolution with representatives of those attending the 3rd Cuba-U.S. Agricultural Business Conference, the president stressed how this sector has always contributed to promoting relations between the two peoples.

According to the Presidency Twitter, the head of state thanked the presence in the Caribbean island of those executives in such a complex moment, marked by the tightening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba.

“You are the vanguard in understanding and fostering bilateral relations; there is potential to forge roads and bridges together,” Díaz-Canel said.

“We can learn a lot from you about the application of technology and the development of productions that we know are very efficient,” he added.

Recurrent in the dialogue was the analysis of what could be done to help the development of the Caribbean nation. At the same time, those present reaffirmed their willingness to cooperate and revitalize ties.

“We have come here to improve our relations and put an end to the blockade since we have common objectives,” said Paul Johnson, president of the U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Coalition.

During the 3rd Conference, foreign trade and agriculture authorities in Cuba presented opportunities for foreign investment in the agri-food sector.

Livestock, poultry farming, the development of fruit products, grain imports, and egg and milk production were some areas identified to enhance the exchange between business people of both nations.


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