Cuban Minister to Meet with Brazilian Businesspeople

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, will hold meetings today with Brazilian businesspeople in Sao Paulo. The aim of the gathering is to deepen trade ties between the two countries, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Accompanied by several deputy ministers, Cuban business leaders and diplomats, Malmierca arrived in that city last night to attend the Seventh Meeting of the Cuba-Brazil Working Group.

According to the announced schedule, he will meet today with the president of the Federation of Industries of this city, Paulo Skaf, and will hold other meetings today with representatives of the tourism, energy and telecommunications industries.

Meetings are planned for tomorrow with biopharmaceutical entrepreneurs in this important city. The Cuban delegation will then travel to Brasilia, where they will be received by top government officials.

After Venezuela, Brazil is Cuba’s second most important trading partner in Latin America. That country is also currently participating in the modernization of the port of Mariel to the west of Havana and is investing millions of dollars in the transgenic soybean and corn project here on the island.