Cuba, Ukraine to Boost Economic and Commercial Ties

Havana, Oct 22. -We have come to Cuba to boost economic and trade relations, said President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych at the opening of a business forum between the two countries.The Cuba-Ukraine Business Committee was set up at the envent to streamline both countries enterprisesâ�Ö work.The agreement to set up the committee was signed by the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba, Estrella Madrigal, and the vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, Valeri Bilyi.

In his presentation, Yanukovych said that the purpose of this meeting is to exchange ideas and experience among entrepreneurs, and to identify opportunities for trade and investment.

He said that the context of the update of the Cuban economic model and the transformations in his country is an opportunity to increase the presence of Ukrainian companies on the Caribbean Island.

The Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, said the Ukrainian president's visit is an incentive to expand and strengthen political, economic and trade relations. (Prensa Latina)