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Cuba and Spain strengthen economic ties

Havana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero met with the prestigious businessman Javier Botín, leader of JB Capital Markets, a Spanish company specialized in the provision of high value-added financial services, the Presidency of the Republic informed on Friday.

During the meeting, held at the Palace of the Revolution on Thursday, Marrero highlighted the priority given by the Cuban Government to initiatives and projects that have an impact on the people’s quality of life.

He stressed that in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the intensified US blockade, the country is not holding back in the search for alternative solutions for the materialization of the main economic and social programs.

In this context, Marrero mentioned the work with JB Capital Markets in areas such as tourism, transportation and renewable energies.

He praised the opportunities given by Cuba to the Spanish business community, based on close cultural, economic and commercial ties.

Botín, in turn, noted the strength of working ties and the interest in continuing to expand business for mutual benefit.

Spain is Cuba’s second largest trading partner worldwide and the first foreign investor in the Caribbean island.