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Cuban Prime Minister highlights relevance of Government Summit

Dubai, February 11 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, highlighted today the topicality of the issues to be discussed at the World Summit of Governments starting tomorrow and until February 14 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Upon arrival at the airport of this city, the head of Government highlighted that the event will allow, through the exchange of knowledge, to improve global solidarity and shape the future of governments, through the role of science, technology and innovation.

“These are issues to which Cuba, being an underdeveloped country, also pays a lot of attention,” said Marrero, according to the press team accompanying him on this visit.

He assured that after the stay of the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the agrements signed in December 2023, the visit of PM Marrero will follow up and strengthen relations.

“We are excited about what could materialize, from strengthening relationships,” he said. Marrero said this is his first visit to the United Arab Emirates and he thanked the invitation.

Marrero was received at the Dubai International Airport by the Cuban ambassador to this Gulf country, Norberto Carlos Escalona, and his counterpart in Havana, Hazaa Ahmed Khamis Al Kaabi.

The Emirati ambassador in the Cuban capital recalled the visit of the Cuban president, the celebration of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) and the meeting of the Group of 77, within the framework of that conclave.

He drew attention to the agreements signed and other cooperation issues that were evaluated and assured that the ties between both nations are going through a very special moment.

He added that they are working to make the agreements move faster and emphasized projects associated with renewable energy, food, the sugar industry and others.

The Antillean delegation also includes the head of Science, Technology and Environment, Eduardo Martínez; the president of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, Antonio Rodríguez and representatives of the ministries of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and of Foreign Affairs.

In the coming days, Marrero will hold bilateral meetings with senior Emirati authorities and with heads of State and Government attending the Summit.

Since the Caribbean country and the host nation established diplomatic relations on March 18, 2003, such ties have been on the rise.

To the excellent level of political dialogue at the bilateral level and the convergence of positions in international forums, efforts are added to take advantage of the economic and commercial potential.

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