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Cuban ambassador announces food agreement with Brazil and UAE

Dubai, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Norberto Escalona, announced a joint initiative with Brazil and the UAE to improve collaboration on food security.

The agreement was reached during the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) held from November 30th to December 13th.

The Emirati news agency WAM also echoed the agreement for the delivery of food aid, worth 50 million dollars, to be sent from Brazil.

According to a note from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, the initiative is part of joint efforts to develop resilient food systems and sustainable agriculture and promote climate action.

The UAE will provide financial support to improve the adaptability of food systems and increase investments in specialized projects in the production, distribution, and support of nutritious, healthy, and sustainable food systems.

UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Bint Ebrahim Al-Hashimy, said that it will contribute to safeguarding the environment and limiting the repercussions of climate change that affect producers. He added that it is a sign of the UAE’s commitment to address global challenges, sustainability, and renewable energy, as well as recognizing the importance of collective actions.

The director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, Ruy Pereira, said that the three countries use this concerted operation to make public their firm will to collaborate and support the food and nutritional security of the Cuban population.