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Cuban Vice Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas concludes visit to Türkiye

Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas concluded his official visit, after meeting here with Mehmet Simsek, Turkish head of Treasury and Finance, and Mehmet Fatih, head of the Industries and Technology portfolio, diplomatic sources indicated today.

During the meetings, the existing potential for the development of economic-commercial ties between both parties was confirmed.

At the meeting, the Agreement for the Elimination of Double Taxation and the Agreement for the Protection and Reciprocal Promotion of Investments were also signed, respectively.

These documents constitute important legal instruments that will complete the legal framework for the deepening of economic, commercial, financial and cooperation relations, as well as investments between the business sectors of both countries.

Senior managers of the aforementioned institutions supported their leaders during the dialogues with the Cuban visitor.

Subsequently, the Cuban vice head of government spoke with Serkan Kayalar, president of the Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), with whom he examined cooperation projects in the agricultural sector and renewable energy sources.

On his part, the president of TIKA reiterated the decision to work on the prioritized plans approved for Cuba and reiterated his willingness to examine the inclusion of new projects of interest for the island.

He stressed that the implementation of projects with Cuba is an expression of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s will to promote economic relations and cooperation with the Caribbean nation.

At the end of his working visit to Turkey, Cabrisas held a friendly meeting with Fuat Oktay, president of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Turkish parliament and former president of the Republic.

At the meeting, the political will of both Governments to work to deepen and develop bilateral economic, commercial and financial ties was ratified.

Likewise, the decision was expressed to work on strengthening interparliamentary relations in all spheres, including economic ones. Finally, the Cuban deputy prime minister invited Oktay to visit Cuba in 2024 and he committed to making efforts to do so during the current year.

On the Cuban side, the Cuban ambassador to Turkey, Alejandro F. Díaz Palacios, and Oscar Ramos Redondo, first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Ankara, also participated.