Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, in the opening remarks of the meeting, affirmed that Cuba is willing to work together to contribute to the strengthening of the Eurasian Economic Union (UEE), which is why this meeting becomes an expression of that purpose.
In the presence of the Minister of Integration and Macroeconomics of the EEC Council, Sergei Glaziev, who heads the delegation of that group, Cabrisas noted that the aspiration is to go beyond the commercial sphere to the fields of health care, biotechnology, tourism, the agri-food sector, energy and business.
Cabrisas highlighted the need for the active participation of the banking systems, including the Eurasian Development Bank, and said that this occasion may be propitious to boost relations in this area, which is essential to carry out mutually beneficial projects.
He added that another aspect to be analyzed is the circulation of goods and, in particular, of Cuban medicines that can contribute to fighting Covid-19 in the member countries of the UEE.
We have similar development agendas and we are aware of the need to work for increasingly sustainable economies, stressed Cabrisas, who highlighted the bonds of brotherhood and solidarity that unite them.
The Cuban official thanked the bloc’s nations for their historic position against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States.
Cabrisas highlighted the importance of the UEE, which has become an important stakeholder in the international economic arena, and whose prospects are based on a work concept projected towards the future, which takes into account national development plans.
He commented that both parties agree to take relations outside the framework of trade in goods and services, and to see everything they can do to make it sustainable in the medium and long terms.