Havana.- A new action plan from the Chambers of Commerce of Cuba and China for the year 2016-2017 boost the bilateral cooperation in infrastructure, telecommunications, tourism, energy, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology and health.
Presidents of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Orlando Hernandez and Jiang Zengwei respectively, signed the document in Havana in the presence of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), Rodrigo Malmierca.
Jiang Zenwei highlighted the positive trend of bilateral trade in recent years, which in 2015 reached over $2 billion, a 77 percent jump.
Cuba and China also agreed on the formation of a joint venture, dedicated to the production of biosensors, glucometers and other diagnostic equipment. The project will be set up in the Mariel special development zone, created by the Cuban government to attract foreign capital investments.
Source: Prensa Latina Cuba Agency