Speaking to Prensa Latina some few hours before flying to the Caribbean nation, CubaCoop’s president Victor Fernandez shared the expectations of the visit scheduled until April 7, which will represent a new chapter in the already long history of work on Cuban soil by the association founded in 1995.
The trip is part of CubaCoop’s vision to address two axes: the political solidarity in the face of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States has imposed on the Caribbean country for more than 60 years, and the economic support with concrete initiatives that contribute to boost development, he explained.
According to Fernandez, one of the objectives is to explore the possibility that French companies sell food to Cuba, among them meat products.
We also propose to review the progress of the cooperation projects with Cuba’s National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) and the Interdepartmental Syndicate for Sanitation of Greater Paris (SIAAP).
The agenda in Cuba also includes bringing the 15 Havana municipalities closer to a specific French locality, in order to develop mutually beneficial actions.
Another important issue is the cooperation with the Victor Hugo House in the Cuban capital and the discussion on the preparations for a great tribute to late Havana historian Eusebio Leal we will pay at UNESCO on May 30, he said.
Last, but equally significantly will be the meeting with members of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Culture and Recreation (INDER) to outline the project to host Cuban athletes in France for their training prior to the Paris-2024 Olympic Games.