Zuma Closes S Africa-Cuba Forum

Zuma Closes S Africa-Cuba ForumHavana, Dec 8. -South African President Jacob Zuma attended on Tuesday in this capital the final session of the business forum between his country and Cuba, opened on Monday with nearly one hundred businessmen from both nations.

According to the forum's agenda, South African Ministry of Industry and Trade Robert Davies; Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) vice president, Mthunzi Mdwaba, and Cuba's Chamber of Commerce President Estrella Madrigal, among others, addressed the meeting.

Participants held extensive exchange in negotiation rounds on agriculture, energy, mining and oil, construction and infrastructure, medical-pharmaceutical industry, and on information technology.

Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca stated the South African market is full of potentials for the Caribbean nation, and called to invigorate its presence, according to both countries' interests and possibilities.

Davies highlighted the importance of strengthening the links and takes them to an excellent level, the same the political relations now have.

He said there are potentials to promote greater investment of South African capital in the island, in sectors such as energy industry, extraction of nickel and other minerals, tourism and biotechnology.

The forum, organized by the CCC and BUSA, proved there are real potential for cooperation in construction, energy, mining, sugar cane industry, medicine and pharmacy, and other sectors, are analyzed. (Prensa Latina)